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  Words related to exaggerate

Related / Similar Words: overstate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyerbolise, magnify, amplify, overdo

 

Definition:
  • 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 push-ups";

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    Hyponyms: overemphasize, overemphasise, overstress, boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade, embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise, overpraise, oversimplify, overleap

     

    Derivational Morphology: exaggeration, overstatement, magnification, hyperbole

     

    Language Translations:
    Albanian: zmadhoj   Arabic: بالغ  
    Dutch: overdrijven   Finnish: liioitella  
    French: exagérer   German: übertreiben  
    Greek: υπερβάλλω   Hebrew: להגזים  
    Icelandic: Ýkja   Italian: esagerare  
    Japanese: 誇張する   Korean: 과장하십시요  
    Polish: wyolbrzymiać   Russian: преувиличивать  
    Spanish: exagerar   Swedish: överdriva  
    Turkish: abartmak  
     
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