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synonyms for exaggerate

  • amplify
  • distort
  • emphasize
  • fabricate
  • falsify
  • heighten
  • inflate
  • magnify
  • misrepresent
  • overdo
  • overdraw
  • overemphasize
  • overestimate
  • boast
  • boost
  • brag
  • caricature
  • color
  • corrupt
  • embroider
  • enlarge
  • exalt
  • expand
  • fudge
  • hike
  • hyperbolize
  • intensify
  • lie
  • misquote
  • pad
  • puff
  • pyramid
  • romance
  • romanticize
  • scam
  • stretch
  • up
  • blow out of proportion
  • build up
  • cook up
  • go to extremes
  • lay it on thick
  • loud talk
  • make too much of
  • misreport
  • pretty up
  • put on
See also synonyms for: exaggerated / exaggerating
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antonyms for exaggerate

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  • compress
  • contract
  • decrease
  • ignore
  • lessen
  • play down
  • abridge
  • deprecate
  • lower
  • reduce
  • shrink
  • depreciate
  • minimize
  • understate
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How to use exaggerate in a sentence

Hindenburg also panned the Nikola One, the company’s first semi truck, calling it “not a real truck” and said it corroborated a Bloomberg story from June about the company exaggerating its capabilities.
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In June, Bloomberg News reported that, according to people familiar with the matter, Milton had exaggerated the capabilities of its debut big rig during an unveiling event in December 2016.
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Street artists often take news stories, rumours and public information and reflect and exaggerate them.
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Concerns and anxiety can sometimes tip into the unhelpful range, however, when your mind exaggerates a threat, explains Lee, the psychologist.
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So there’s a supposed psychological phenomenon — bystander apathy — that turns out to be misinterpreted, or exaggerated.
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Consequently there is so universal misery that no words could exaggerate it to your Majesty.
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It is almost impossible to describe them without appearing to exaggerate.
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Come and see me, we will laugh and talk, but don't exaggerate what I am worth, for I am worth very little.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
The Félibres put forth great claims for the richness of their vocabulary, and they undoubtedly exaggerate.
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Monsieur has been somewhat misled, it would seem, by his friend who was witty at my expense and inclined to exaggerate.
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WORDS RELATED TO EXAGGERATE

  • complicate
  • deepen
  • enhance
  • exacerbate
  • exaggerate
  • heighten
  • increase
  • inflame
  • intensify
  • magnify
  • mount
  • rise
  • rouse
  • worsen
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.