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exaggerate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of exaggerate

  1. 1 to add to the interest of by including made-up details the American colonist John Smith is believed by many historians to have exaggerated his adventures Synonyms of exaggerate color, elaborate (on), embellish, embroider, hyperbolize, magnify, pad, stretchWords Related to exaggerate dress up, gussy up; amplify, enhance, enlarge (on or upon), expand, flesh (out); fudge, hedge; overdo, overdraw, overemphasize, overplay, overstate; emphasize, play up, stress; caricature; satirizeNear Antonyms of exaggerate belittle, minimize, play down, understate

  2. 2 to describe or express in too strong terms it would be impossible to exaggerate the importance of this entrance exam Synonyms of exaggerate overstate, overdo, overdraw, put onWords Related to exaggerate color, elaborate, embellish, embroider, magnify, pad, play up, stretch; fudge, hedge; melodramatize, overemphasize, overplay, sensationalizeNear Antonyms of exaggerate belittle, minimize, play downAntonyms of exaggerate understate



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