Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb exaggerate

2 senses of exaggerate

Sense 1
overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify -- (to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery")
       => misinform, mislead -- (give false or misleading information to)

Sense 2
overdo, exaggerate -- (do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups")
       => make, do -- (engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution")

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