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[ɛɡzˈad͡ʒəɹˌe͡ɪt], [ɛɡzˈad‍ʒəɹˌe‍ɪt], [ɛ_ɡ_z_ˈa_dʒ_ə_ɹ_ˌeɪ_t]


exaggerate (verb)

aggrandize, caricature, distort, embellish, hyperbolize, overdevelop, overestimate, overpraise, overrate, overstate, overvalue, stretch.

intensify (verb)

accentuate, deepen, emphasize, escalate, heighten, increase, intensify, magnify, sharpen, stress, underline.

misrepresent (verb)

counterfeit, fake, lampoon, misrepresent, parody, satirize, spoof.

overestimate (verb)

embroider, over-appraise, pad.

Other synonyms

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Quotes for Exaggerate:

  1. We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are. Honore de Balzac.
  2. All passions exaggerate and they are passions only because they do exaggerate Nicolas de Chamfort.
  3. Never exaggerate your faults, your friends will attend to that. Bob Edwards.