Definition of 'exaggerate'


Word Frequency
In Top 1000 words


1. To overstate, to describe more than is fact.

2. To heap up; accumulate.

3. Toheapup;accumulate.

4. In the fine arts, to heighten extravagantly or disproportionately in effect or design: as, to exaggerate particular features in a painting or statue.

5. To cause to appear immoderately large or important; amplify in representation or apprehension; enlarge beyond truth or reason.

6. To amplify unduly in thought or in description; use exaggeration in speech or writing.

7. To increase immoderately or extravagantly; make incongruously large or extended; amplify beyond proper bounds.

8. To consider, represent, or cause to appear as larger, more important, or more extreme than is actually the case; overstate.

9. To make overstatements.

10. obsolete To heap up; to accumulate.

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


1. I shook my head at him, trying to look like a warning, a big frown to exaggerate gravity.

2. Surely the police come when someone rings 999. ' `I do not exaggerate !

3. Francie's is small, but mirrors cunningly exaggerate the space she has.

4. Don't exaggerate her physical virtues, Caspar; it does no good in the end.

5. ‘he was apt to exaggerate any aches and pains’

6. ‘claims of turmoil within the firm are greatly exaggerated’

7. ‘I couldn't sleep for three days—I'm not exaggerating’

8. tended to romanticize and exaggerate this 'gracious Old South' imagery

Other users have misspelling exaggerate as:

1. exagerate 6.58%

2. exadurate 2.63%

3. exsadurate 2.63%

4. Other 88.16%

Use Linguix everywhere you write

Be productive and efficient, no matter where and what you write!

Linguix Apps

Get audience-specific corrections, access statistics, and view readability scores.

Browser Extensions

Get your writing checked on millions of websites, including Gmail, Facebook, and Google Docs.

Linguix Keyboard

Make your content read and look better on mobile.

MS Office add-ins

Download Linguix for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook to check grammar, punctuation, and style instantly right in your documents.

This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy