Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of EXAGGERATE

Pronunciation:  ig'zaju`reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this ``gracious Old South'' imagery"
  2. [v]  do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last night when he did 100 push-ups"
 

EXAGGERATE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: amplify, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdo, overdraw, overstate
 
 Antonyms: downplay, minimise, minimize, understate
 
 See Also: aggrandise, aggrandize, blow, blow up, bluster, boast, brag, do, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, gas, gasconade, lard, make, misinform, mislead, overemphasise, overemphasize, overleap, oversimplify, overstress, pad, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*ag"ger*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exaggerated};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Exaggerating} . ] [L. exaggeratus, p. p. of
exaggerare to heap up; ex out + aggerare to heap up, fr.
agger heap, aggerere to bring to; ad to + gerere to bear. See
{Jest}. ]
1. To heap up; to accumulate. [Obs.] ``Earth exaggerated upon
   them [oaks and firs].'' --Sir M. Hale.

2. To amplify; to magnify; to enlarge beyond bounds or the
   truth; to delineate extravagantly; to overstate the truth
   concerning.

         A friend exaggerates a man's virtues. --Addison.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accelerate, aggrandize, aggravate, amplify, ballyhoo, be untruthful, beef up, belie, blow up, build up, burlesque, camouflage, caricature, carry too far, color, complicate, concentrate, condense, consolidate, deceive, deepen, disguise, distort, double, draw the longbow, embellish, enhance, equivocate, exacerbate, exceed, exhaust, falsify, fib, fudge, garble, go beyond, go overboard, go to extremes, go too far, heat up, heighten, hop up, hot up, hyperbolize, idealize, intensify, jazz up, key up, know no bounds, lay it on, lie, lie flatly, magnify, make complex, make much of, miscolor, mislead, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, misteach, overact, overappraise, overassess, overcalculate, overcarry, overcharge, overcount, overdevelop, overdo, overdraw, overdrive, overelaborate, overemphasize, overesteem, overestimate, overexercise, overexert, overexpend, overgo, overindulge, overjump, overlabor, overleap, overmeasure, overpaint, overpass, overplay, overpraise, overprize, overrate, overreach, overreact, overreact to, overreckon, overrun, oversell, overshoot, overshoot the field, overshoot the mark, overspeak, overspend, overstate, overstep, overstrain, overstress, overstride, overstudy, overtask, overtax, overtrain, overuse, overvalue, overwork, pad, parody, pass all bounds, pervert, pile it on, prevaricate, protest too much, puff, ramify, redouble, reinforce, romance, romanticize, sharpen, slant, soup up, speak falsely, step up, story, strengthen, stretch, stretch the truth, superabound, talk big, talk in superlatives, tell a lie, tout, travesty, triple, twist, understate, warp, whet, wrench
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY