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exaggerate

ex·ag·ger·ate

exaggerate

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zae j reIt
part of speech: verb
inflections: exaggerated, exaggerates, exaggerating
definition 1: to present as larger, more important, or more valuable.
She exaggerated the size of the snake she found.
antonyms:
minimize
similar words:
magnify
definition 2: to make seem larger or greater.
The tall hat exaggerates his height.
synonyms:
magnify
antonyms:
minimize
similar words:
bloat, blow up, boost, emphasize, swell
derivations: exaggeratingly (adv.), exaggerator (n.)