exaggerate

Part of speech: verb

To represent extravagantly; make statements beyond fact.

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Usage examples "exaggerate":

  1. A mother's anxiety might exaggerate the danger; she would try and hope for the best. - "Janet's Love and Service", 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", 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", Arthur Christopher Benson.