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Meaning & Definition of Exaggerate in English

English

Exaggerate

/ɪgzæʤəret/

verb

1. To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

  • "Tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious old south' imagery"
    synonym:
  • overstate
  • ,
  • exaggerate
  • ,
  • overdraw
  • ,
  • hyperbolize
  • ,
  • hyperbolise
  • ,
  • magnify
  • ,
  • amplify

2. Do something to an excessive degree

  • "He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups"
    synonym:
  • overdo
  • ,
  • exaggerate

Examples of using

Jim tends to exaggerate.
Don't exaggerate.
Don't exaggerate.