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exaggerates, 3rd person singular present; exaggerated, past tense; exaggerated, past participle; exaggerating, present participle;
  1. Represent (something) as being larger, greater, better, or worse than it really is
    • - they were apt to exaggerate any aches and pains
    • - I couldn't sleep for three days—I'm not exaggerating
  2. Enlarged or altered beyond normal or due proportions
    • - her plump thighs, exaggerated hips, and minuscule waist

  1. overstate: to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
  2. overdo: do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups"
  3. (exaggerated) represented as greater than is true or reasonable; "an exaggerated opinion of oneself"
  4. (exaggerated) enlarged to an abnormal degree; "thick lenses exaggerated the size of her eyes"
  5. hyperbole: extravagant exaggeration
  6. (exaggeration) the act of making something more noticeable than usual; "the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness"
  7. (exaggeration) making to seem more important than it really is
  8. To overstate, to describe more than is fact
  9. (exaggerated) That has been described as greater than it actually is; abnormally increased or enlarged
  10. (exaggeration) The act of heaping or piling up; The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth, reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement; A representation of things beyond natural life, in ...
  11. (Exaggeration) An extreme overstatement of an idea. It is often used for purposes of emphasis or humor.
  12. (Exaggeration) Enlargements or distortions of elements in a work of art.
  13. (Exaggeration) Overdoing or pushing the characters actions to exploit it’s comedic appeal.
  14. (Exaggeration) Part of the image is exaggerated by scaling it much larger than the rest of the image.
  15. (Exaggeration) When an object or person or situation is made to seem extremely large or small in relationship to its true size or importance.
  16. (Exaggeration) grotesque. Kurt Wittig on Robert Henryson and Scottish literature examined "the juxtaposition of understatement and overstatement"
  17. Exaggeration is when the most fundamental aspect(s) of a statement is true, but the degree to which it is true is not correct.
  18. means to magnify, not to go beyond. [So, you can’t exaggerate how little your pay is.]
  19. v. In satire, to tell a frog, as if it were the present, a plausible description of what the water may be like in a few minutes.
  20. Lie. See "Embellish".