Translation of "exaggerate" - English-German dictionary


verb /iɡˈzӕdʒəreit/

to make (something) appear to be, or describe it as, greater etc than it really is

übertreiben, hervorheben
You seem to be exaggerating his faults
That dress exaggerates her thinness.

to go beyond the truth in describing something etc

You can’t trust her. She always exaggerates.
exaggeration noun

the act of exaggerating.

die Übertreibung

an exaggerated description, term etc

die Übertreibung
To say she is beautiful is an exaggeration, but she does have nice eyes.

(Translation of “exaggerate” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)