HyperDic: exaggerate

English > 2 senses of the word exaggerate:
VERBcommunicationexaggerate, overstate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplifyto enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
socialexaggerate, overdodo something to an excessive degree
exaggerate > pronunciation
Soundsihgzae'jherey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > exaggerate: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningTo enlarge beyond bounds or the truth.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"tended to romanticize and exaggerate this 'gracious Old South' imagery"
Synonymsoverstate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify
Narrowerboast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconadeshow off
embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatiseadd details to
overemphasize, overemphasise, overstressplace special or excessive emphasis on
Broadermisinform, misleadGive false / false or misleading information to
Oppositeunderstate, minimize, minimise, downplayrepresent as less significant or important
Spanishampliar, exagerar, magnificar
Catalanampliar, exagerar, magnificar
Nounsexaggerationthe act of making something more noticeable / noticeable / noticeable than usual / usual
exaggerationmaking to seem more important than it really is
exaggerationextravagant exaggeration
English > exaggerate: 2 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningDo something to an excessive degree.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymoverdo
Narroweroverleapdefeat (oneself) by going too far
overpraisepraise excessively
oversimplifysimplify to an excessive degree
Broadermake, doEngage in
Spanishexagerar, excederse, pasarse
Catalanexagerar, passar-se
Nounsexaggerationthe act of making something more noticeable / noticeable / noticeable than usual / usual

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