Synonyms of exaggerate in English:
the conflict was exaggerated by the media they often exaggerate for dramatic effect
overstate, overemphasize, overstress, overestimate, overvalue, magnify, amplify, aggrandize, inflate;
informal pile it on, lay it on thick, lay it on with a trowel/shovel, make a mountain out of a molehill, blow something out of all proportion, make a drama out of a crisis, make a big thing of
British informal shoot a line
archaic draw the longbow
[Antonyms] play down, understate
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