Synonyms of exaggerate in English:


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1‘the conflict was exaggerated by the media’


overstate, overemphasize, overstress, overestimate, overvalue, magnify, amplify, aggrandize, inflate

embellish, embroider, colour, elaborate, over-elaborate, oversell, overdraw, overplay, dramatize

hyperbolize, add colour, stretch the truth, catastrophize

British overpitch

informal pile it on, lay it on thick, lay it on with a shovel, lay it on with a trowel, make a mountain out of a molehill, blow something out of all proportion, make a drama out of a crisis, make a big thing of

British informal shoot a line

archaic draw the longbow


play down, understate