Exaggerate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪɡˈzædʒəreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word exaggerate
Brit.  |ɪɡˈzadʒəreɪt|  British pronunciation of the word exaggerate

verb

- to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth(syn: amplify, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate)

tended to romanticize and exaggerate this 'gracious Old South' imagery

- do something to an excessive degree (syn: overdo)

Examples

The book exaggerates the difficulties he faced in starting his career.

It's impossible to exaggerate the importance of this discovery.

He tends to exaggerate when talking about his accomplishments.

He exaggerated his movements so we could see them more clearly.

I couldn't sleep for three days - I'm not exaggerating.

It's difficult to exaggerate the importance of sleep.

tended to romanticize and exaggerate this 'gracious Old South' imagery

...a confirmed tendency to exaggerate about everything...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: exaggerate
he/she/it: exaggerates
present participle: exaggerating
past tense: exaggerated
past participle: exaggerated
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