- a friend exaggerates a man's virtues
- —Joseph Addison
Examples of exaggerate in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of exaggerate from the Web
That's because a new study published in the journal Psychological Science found that people are likely to exaggerate just how important their state is in the full scope of this country's history.
Berann also exaggerated features in the landscape of Yellowstone National Park, below.
Pat talked about how critics complained his plots were exaggerated, and that the anecdotes in his memoirs were over the top.
Pavelka confirmed the relationship was inappropriate in post-season interviews, while Papa accused the show of exaggerating the story for ratings.
The least secure are often the most likely to exaggerate their qualities.
Sedaris doesn’t exaggerate his peculiarities on paper to earn a few laughs.
Mr Sanders’s following, influence and prospects have all been exaggerated.
The stray hair was exaggerated by the lighting in St. George's Chapel, which cast a shadow on Markle's face.
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Origin and Etymology of exaggerate
EXAGGERATE Defined for English Language Learners
: to think of or describe something as larger or greater than it really is
: to make (something) larger or greater than normal
EXAGGERATE Defined for Kids
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