Associations to the word «Exaggerate»


EXAGGERATE, verb. To overstate, to describe more than is fact.

Dictionary definition

EXAGGERATE, verb. To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery".
EXAGGERATE, verb. Do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats