Definition of 'exaggerate'
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I shook my head at him, trying to look like a warning, a big frown to exaggerate gravity. WHITE LIES (2003)Surely the police come when someone rings 999. ' `I do not exaggerate ! SUMMER OF SECRETS (2003)Francie's is small, but mirrors cunningly exaggerate the space she has. THE TARTAN RINGERS (2003)
Don't exaggerate her physical virtues, Caspar; it does no good in the end. CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY STEPSISTER (2003)
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Translations for 'exaggerate'
British English: exaggerate /ɪɡˈzædʒəˌreɪt/ VERB
If you exaggerate, or exaggerate something, you make the thing that you are talking about seem bigger or more important than it actually is.
She exaggerated her qualifications in job applications.
He thinks that I'm exaggerating.
- American English: exaggerate
- Arabic: يُبالِغُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: exagerar
- Chinese: 夸大
- Croatian: pretjerivati
- Czech: přehánět
- Danish: overdrive
- Dutch: overdrijven
- European Spanish: exagerar
- Finnish: liioitella
- French: exagérer
- German: übertreiben
- Greek: υπερβάλλω
- Italian: esagerare
- Japanese: 大げさに言う
- Korean: 과장하다
- Norwegian: overdrive
- Polish: wyolbrzymić
- European Portuguese: exagerar
- Romanian: a exagera
- Russian: преувеличивать
- Spanish: exagerar
- Swedish: överdriva
- Thai: พูดเกินความจริง
- Turkish: abartmak
- Ukrainian: перебільшувати
- Vietnamese: phóng đại
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