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Definition of Exaggerate

Exaggerate

  1. To heap up; to accumulate.
  2. To amplify; to magnify; to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth ; to delineate extravagantly ; to overstate the truth concerning.

Exaggerate Quotations

It is really hard to completely re-learn how to express yourself without using words. When you take away speech, you have to re-invent the way you express yourself. You have to exaggerate your body language and your facial expressions.
Jodelle Ferland

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
Honore de Balzac

I think the 24-hour news cycle has helped exaggerate the differences between the parties. You can always find someone on TV somewhere carping about something. That didn't happen 20 years ago.
George H. W. Bush

All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.
Nicolas Chamfort

I find that the only way to make my characters really interesting to children is to exaggerate all their good or bad qualities, and so if a person is nasty or bad or cruel, you make them very nasty, very bad, very cruel. If they are ugly, you make them extremely ugly. That, I think, is fun and makes an impact.
Roald Dahl
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Exaggerate Translations

exaggerate in Danish is overdrive
exaggerate in Dutch is chargeren, overdrijven
exaggerate in Italian is esagerare
exaggerate in Norwegian is overdrive
exaggerate in Spanish is exagerar
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