What does the word exaggerate mean?

Usage examples for exaggerate

  1. A mother's anxiety might exaggerate the danger; she would try and hope for the best. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  2. Such an assertion cannot be proved, of course; but it would be difficult to exaggerate the weight of the evidence pointing in that direction. – Dr. Johnson and His Circle by John Bailey
  3. I don't exaggerate the power of rank- it doesn't make a man necessarily powerful now, but a very little ability, backed up by rank, will go a long way. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson