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Verb: exaggerate  ig'za-ju,reyt
  1. To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this 'gracious Old South' imagery";
    - overstate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise [Brit], magnify, amplify
     
  2. Do something to an excessive degree
    "He exaggerated it last night when he did 100 pushups";
    - overdo

Derived forms: exaggerates, exaggerating, exaggerated

Type of: disinform, do, make, misinform, mislead

Encyclopedia: Exaggerate