exaggerate

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overstate

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

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Murray exaggerates hangdog expressions and Jarmusch also exaggerates the style, setting a slow pace that seems to say very little but, by the end, has told us much more than we realise.
It exaggerates or twists it some way to drive home a story or a point.
CGI has the ability to exaggerate reality to bring in an element of caricature that live action can't do.
He probably rather exaggerates the shared role of questions and answers in Islamic history and does not sufficiently appreciate the substantial sociopolitical and religious differences among the various geographical regions and historical periods.
Marsh seems compelled to conflate the two tales, as he similarly exaggerates the song's ability to baffle the FBI, and paints critics Geoffrey Stokes and Robert Ray as blind to its mysteries--suggesting how few have mastered its deep, anarchic, interracial mojo.
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.
As Rebecca West said, "He exaggerates about 50 percent, but only in areas where it does no harm.
Saarinen suggests several factors that may explain why students across the globe share a mental map that exaggerates Europe while diminishing Africa.
This style of map is made by projecting the spherical globe onto a cylindrical sheet of paper - a process that greatly exaggerates the size of regions closest to the pole.