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exaggerate

verb [I/T]    /ɪɡˈzædʒ·əˌreɪt/
to make something seem larger , more important , better , or worse than it really is: [T] The media exaggerate the risks and benefits of research findings . [I] I don’t want to exaggerate, but it was a dangerous situation . exaggeration    /ɪɡˌzædʒ·əˈreɪ·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [U] It is no exaggeration to say that she saved my life .
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