exaggerateverb [ I or T ]uk /ɪɡˈzædʒ.ə.reɪt/ us /ɪɡˈzædʒ.ə.reɪt/
Don't exaggerate - it wasn't that expensive.
- You shouldn't believe everything she says - she does tend to exaggerate.
- The minister suggested that some leading environmentalists were exaggerating the issues somewhat.
- She was a bit annoyed, but she wasn't furious - don't exaggerate.
- I don't think it would be exaggerating to say that the composer's new work is a masterpiece.
- He has exaggerated the whole event to make it sound rather more dramatic than it actually was.
adjective uk /ɪɡˈzædʒ.ə.reɪ.tɪd/ us /ɪɡˈzædʒ.ə.reɪ.t̬ɪd/
adverb uk /ɪɡˈzædʒ.ə.reɪ.tɪd.li/ us /ɪɡˈzædʒ.ə.reɪ.t̬ɪd.li/