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exaggerate

verb [I or T] uk   /ɪɡˈzædʒ.ə.reɪt/ us    /-ɚ.eɪt/
C1 to make something seem larger, more important, better, or worse than it really is: The threat of attack has been greatly exaggerated. Don't exaggerate - it wasn't that expensive. I'm not exaggerating - it was the worst meal I've ever eaten in my life.
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exaggerated
adjective uk   /-ə.reɪ.tɪd/ us    /-ɚ.eɪ.t̬ɪd/
exaggerated reports of the problem
exaggeratedly
adverb uk   /-ə.reɪ.tɪd.li/ us    /-ɚ.eɪ.t̬ɪd.li/
Translations of “exaggerate”
in Korean 과장하다…
in Arabic يُبالِغ…
in French exagérer…
in Turkish abartmak, mübalağa etmek…
in Italian esagerare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誇張, 誇大, 對…言過其實…
in Russian преувеличивать…
in Polish przesadzać, wyolbrzymiać…
in Spanish exagerar…
in Portuguese exagerar…
in German übertreiben, hervorheben…
in Catalan exagerar…
in Japanese 誇張する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 夸张, 夸大, 对…言过其实…
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