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exaggerate

Synonyms of exaggerate in English:

verb

  • 1 the conflict was exaggerated by the media
    overstate, overemphasize, overestimate, magnify, amplify, aggrandize, inflate;
    embellish, embroider, elaborate, overplay, dramatize;
    hyperbolize, stretch the truth
    informal lay it on thick, make a mountain out of a molehill, blow out of all proportion, blow up, make a big thing of
    [Antonyms] understate
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