exaggerate


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overstate

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to make (something) seem greater than is actually the case

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I think you are partially right, but you exaggerate," said the prince, who had certainly blushed up, of a sudden, for some reason or other.
No - no; don't exaggerate, Tom," murmurs Jack, reprovingly; "thirty- three at the outside.
It wasn't silliness on your part to exaggerate this little trifle of love-making into something serious.
It can serve no good interest, in this serious matter, to exaggerate anything.
In his account of the mission, where his veracity is most to be suspected, he neither exaggerates overmuch the merits of the Jesuits, if we consider the partial regard paid by the Portuguese to their countrymen, by the Jesuits to their society, and by the Papists to their church, nor aggravates the vices of the Abyssins; but if the reader will not be satisfied with a Popish account of a Popish mission, he may have recourse to the history of the church of Abyssinia, written by Dr.
Thanks to God," said the cardinal, who spoke for the first time, "your majesty exaggerates, and your supper has always been ready with that of your servants.
Salespeople don't exaggerate as much as members of some other professions.
Nearly one in two Midland workers will exaggerate the truth when they make their job applications, according to research commissioned by HR consulting company Water for Fish.
Vatican II also cautioned theologians and preachers to neither exaggerate nor understate Mary's significance lest they mislead not only Roman Catholics but other Christians as well.
Youngsters are now saying "Blairing it up"- meaning to exaggerate.
Both men and women indicated that men would be more likely to exaggerate about those behaviors traditionally associated with male mating strategies than those behaviors associated with female mating strategies.
The fact that the headlines were twice as likely as newspaper stories to moderately or highly exaggerate the claims made in the source science article (21% as compared to 11%) supports the general impression that headlines are more sensational and should be viewed with circumspection by the public.
He wanted "to exaggerate the essential and to leave the obvious vague" (3,2).
Individuals who exhibit the characteristics of Munchausen syndrome fabricate or exaggerate illness or sickness, usually for the purpose of attracting attention to themselves.