exaggerate


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overstate

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

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The most popular areas for people to exaggerate were personal interests, reasons for leaving a job, previous job responsibilities and previous pay.
Male participants indicated that women would be equally likely to exaggerate their future workout/fitness goals or their future career goals, [chi square](1, N = 90) = 0.
The methods that offenders use to exaggerate or fabricate illness are quite extensive and designed to deceive health care professionals.
It exaggerates or twists it some way to drive home a story or a point.
Speaking at a round-table discussion entitled "Turkish Advancement and Arab Placation," Talal Salman warned that despite the recent shift in Turkish foreign policy away from the West, Arabs should not exaggerate Turkey's ability in helping the Palestinian cause among other issues, as the country faces its own difficulties and would not maintain a position detrimental to its own security.
31% were likely to exaggerate injuries or vehicle damage if the other party involved in an accident was angry or accusatory.
Cases involving multiple subjects typically include cooperating subjects who redirect blame or exaggerate coconspirators' roles in an attempt to minimize their own exposure.
Plenitude and austerity can be seen as competing poles of the still-life enterprise in the early twentieth century, and nowhere better demonstrated than in the contrast between Matisse's opulent Spanish Still Life of 1910-11 and Picasso's reductive Guitar of 1913, an oil painting that seems to imitate or even exaggerate the simplifications of the papiers colles of the same period.
Bem's theory, which appeared in the April Psychological Review, outlines a sequence of events presumed to ensure that exotic becomes erotic for most men and women, at least in cultures that emphasize or exaggerate sex differences through divisions of labor and power.
The ads exaggerate and mislead, deceiving even the well-informed consumer.
Morpheus Photo Warper picture distortion software lets users warp and exaggerate portions of photos, such as body parts.
Nearly one in two job seekers exaggerate the truth when they apply for a job, partly to impress a prospective boss, according to new research.
Not getting an apology encourages some drivers to exaggerate damage to their vehicles when making a claim, a survey has shown.
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, a Bill Bradley supporter, added, "I don't know why he feels that he has to exaggerate and make some of this stuff up.
Marsh has gathered fascinating stories and inspired insights, but there's hardly one that he doesn't belabor, exaggerate, or proffer as proof of the preposterous.