exaggerate exaggerate  /ɪɡ ˈzæ dʒə ˌreɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
  2. (v) do something to an excessive degree

Usage(s):

  1. Most egregiously, they exaggerate women's financial foibles at a time when we are making more money than ever before.
  2. He figured out people essentially exaggerate on profile answers.
  3. And if KSM did indeed exaggerate his role in the Pearl murder, it raises the question of just what else he has exaggerated, or outright fabricated.

News

  1. That's a wrap

    I’ve been known to exaggerate a time or two, but hear me out:  the Baltimore 10-Miler was nearly as tough this year as each marathon.  And I’ve finished three.  Wow! 
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ABC 2 Baltimore

  2. Obama and the Callous Kanye Culture

    Egotistical musicians often exaggerate their political influence, none more than the nattering, narcissistic rapper Kanye West. He has compared himself in global stature to Apple founder Steve Jobs and has titled his latest album "Yeesus."
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Brent Bozell III via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "It's difficult to exaggerate or embellish upon what's happened here. It's absolutely devastating," Strickland said in a telephone interview.
    on Aug 26, 2007 By: Ted Strickland Source: FOXNews

  2. "I had the feeling that I must do it with another genre, do it by being able to exaggerate through comedy," Levy said in an interview.
    on Jan 1, 2007 By: Dani Levy Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "There is always somebody new," Mosley told the BBC. "If it wasn't him (Hamilton) it would be either (Nico) Rosberg or (Robert) Kubica or one of the other new stars. I think there's a tendency to exaggerate the importance of Lewis Hamilton."
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Max Mosley Source: Reuters South Africa

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