- 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
But Paul Reiter, a medical entomologist at the Pasteur Institute, has argued that some environmentalists exaggerate the disease threats posed by climate change.
That, along with a full load of crab pots on its back deck, would have exaggerated the boat’s side-to-side roll.
But the vote outcome is not a foregone conclusion, and the Labour leader’s urging of caution resonates with Britons wary of military intervention since intelligence was exaggerated in the run up to the Iraq War.
Outsiders and former employees say the practice of putting violent and nonviolent groups on the same list allows Dees and his cohorts to exaggerate the number, power and threat of hate groups.
However, the connection of hemp as a crop and marijuana seems to be exaggerated.
But exaggerating these conflicts seems very unwise.
The demonstrations were carried live on state TV, which urged people not to believe media reports that exaggerated the results of the airstrikes.
Drop him in the middle of the ocean without a life preserver, and Harden will find a way to exaggerate contact and get to the line.
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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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