1. exaggerate

verb. ['ɪgˈzædʒɝˌeɪt'] to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth.


  • overstress
  • embellish
  • overemphasise
  • shoot a line
  • blow
  • hyperbolize
  • hyperbolise
  • overemphasize
  • tout
  • overstate
  • gasconade
  • amplify
  • magnify
  • boast
  • bluster
  • dramatize
  • lard
  • overdraw
  • embroider
  • aggrandize
  • dramatise
  • swash
  • mislead
  • gas
  • aggrandise
  • pad
  • brag
  • vaunt
  • misinform


  • deflate
  • decrease
  • reduce
  • worsen


  • exaggeratus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Exaggerate

  • accelerate
  • adulterate
  • agglomerate
  • ameliorate
  • aspirate
  • cogenerate
  • collaborate
  • commemorate
  • commiserate
  • confederate
  • cooperate
  • cooperate
  • corroborate
  • decelerate
  • decorate
  • degenerate
  • deliberate
  • deteriorate
  • elaborate
  • emirate

How do you pronounce exaggerate?

Pronounce exaggerate as ɪgˈzæʤərˌeɪt.

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How to spell exaggerate? Is it exagerate? Or exadurate? Common misspellings are:

  • exagerate
  • exadurate

Sentences with exaggerate

1. Verb, base form
Since passive-aggressive people tend to feel under-appreciated, a manager may need to exaggerate the show of appreciation.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Today's consumers are savvy and can often tell when marketers exaggerate the truth.

Quotes about exaggerate

1. Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to.
- Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

2. To be great, be whole;Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you.Be whole in everything. Put all you areInto the smallest thing you do.So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendorBecause it blooms up above.
- Fernando Pessoa, Poems of Fernando Pessoa

3. My dear Watson,"said [Sherlock Holmes], "I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate one's self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one's own powers.
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter

2. exaggerate

verb. ['ɪgˈzædʒɝˌeɪt'] do something to an excessive degree.


  • overdo
  • overpraise
  • make
  • oversimplify
  • do


  • succeed
  • inhale
  • stay in place
  • come


  • exaggeratus (Latin)