overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify(verb)
to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
"tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
do something to an excessive degree
"He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups"
To overstate, to describe more than is fact.
to heap up; to accumulate
to amplify; to magnify; to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth ; to delineate extravagantly ; to overstate the truth concerning
Origin: [L. exaggeratus , p. p. of exaggerare to heap up; ex out + aggerare to heap up, fr. agger heap, aggerere to bring to; ad to + gerere to bear. See Jest. ]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
egz-aj′ėr-āt, v.t. to magnify unduly: to represent too strongly: to intensify.—n. Exaggerā′tion, extravagant representation: a statement in excess of the truth.—adjs. Exagg′erative, Exagg′eratory, containing exaggeration or tending to exaggerate.—n. Exagg′erator. [L. exaggerāre, -ātum—ex, aggerāre, to heap up—agger, a heap.]
The numerical value of exaggerate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of exaggerate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that.
Considering the size of the universe, we might conclude that God likes to exaggerate!
I do not exaggerate when I tell you that the foundations of American democracy are being undermined.
Our ad simply uses his own language, his own words...those are his words not mine, I didn't exaggerate a single thing.
Things have just come to a head. It's impossible to exaggerate the real fears that people have for their safety and for their lives.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- exagerarCatalan, Valencian
- μεγαλοποιώ, υπερβάλλω, παρακάνω, παραφουσκώνωGreek
- گزاف گفتنPersian
- exagérer, outrerFrench
- túloz, eltúlozHungarian
- ýkja, yfirdrífaIcelandic
- გაზვიადება, გადაჭარბებაGeorgian
- 과장하다, 과대시하다Korean
- przesadzać, wyolbrzymiaćPolish
- утрировать, преувеличивать, преувеличитьRussian
- zmadhoj, teprojAlbanian
- מעגאַזעמ זייַןYiddish
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