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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

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

It is impossible to exaggerate the wide, and widening, gulf between the American attitude on the Iraq war and the view from our friends across the Atlantic.
Nick Clooney

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

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
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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