verb (used with object), ex·ag·ger·at·ed, ex·ag·ger·at·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·ag·ger·at·ed, ex·ag·ger·at·ing.
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Hindenburg also panned the Nikola One, the company’s first semi truck, calling it “not a real truck” and said it corroborated a Bloomberg story from June about the company exaggerating its capabilities.Nikola releases fuller denial of short seller Hindenburg’s allegations|radmarya|September 14, 2020|Fortune
In June, Bloomberg News reported that, according to people familiar with the matter, Milton had exaggerated the capabilities of its debut big rig during an unveiling event in December 2016.Nikola shares slump after blanket denial of short-seller report|radmarya|September 11, 2020|Fortune
Street artists often take news stories, rumours and public information and reflect and exaggerate them.Coronavirus Murals: Inside The World Of Pandemic-Inspired Street Art|LGBTQ-Editor|May 19, 2020|No Straight News
Concerns and anxiety can sometimes tip into the unhelpful range, however, when your mind exaggerates a threat, explains Lee, the psychologist.
So there’s a supposed psychological phenomenon — bystander apathy — that turns out to be misinterpreted, or exaggerated.5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Ep. 334 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|January 9, 2020|Freakonomics
It should be noted that the Anti-Coup movement has been known to exaggerate facts and numbers.
Not to exaggerate, but it was the sexiest thing that has ever been on television.Beyonce Gave the Best Grammy Awards Performance (And 8 More That Were Pretty Good, Too)|Kevin Fallon|January 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But things inspire you based on your personal experience, and then you exaggerate or incorporate other stories from friends.Heather Graham on ‘The Hangover Part III,’ Roles for Women, and More|Marlow Stern|May 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Hårdh is careful not to exaggerate expectations, calling the new device a complement, not a cure.
Fame is known to exaggerate a character, and Oprah uses two examples: the humanitarian and the jerk.Oprah Winfrey’s Best Lance Armstrong Interview Moments (Video)|Nina Strochlic|January 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Consequently there is so universal misery that no words could exaggerate it to your Majesty.
It is almost impossible to describe them without appearing to exaggerate.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Come and see me, we will laugh and talk, but don't exaggerate what I am worth, for I am worth very little.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias)|Alexandre Dumas, fils
The Félibres put forth great claims for the richness of their vocabulary, and they undoubtedly exaggerate.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
Monsieur has been somewhat misled, it would seem, by his friend who was witty at my expense and inclined to exaggerate.The Light That Lures|Percy Brebner