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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

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

It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which we are influenced by those we influence.
Eric Hoffer

They always use the word 'insult' with me, but I don't hurt anybody. I wouldn't be sitting here if I did. I make fun of everybody and exaggerate all our insecurities.
Don Rickles

The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
Sarah Bernhardt

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
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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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