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.
Origin of exaggerate
SYNONYMS FOR exaggerate
Examples from the Web for exaggerating
Subjectivity and exaggerating the foibles or bad reasoning of the opposition in political coverage was the norm.
Both politicians and the media, by exaggerating the claims of only certain studies, are exacerbating the problem.
Because when it comes to the media, exaggerating fear is an old trick.
Science fiction tends to reflect reality, exaggerating it to make a point.Hollywood's Obsession With Hillary Clinton-Like Villains, From 'Divergent' to 'The Hunger Games'|Andrew Romano|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Anyone who was upset about it was exaggerating its potential impact.Are Opponents of Arizona's Anti-Gay Law Eager to Deceive?|Kirsten Powers|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prompted by a culpable ambition, he increased Napoleon's confidence, by exaggerating the force of his division.History of the Expedition to Russia|Count Philip de Segur
He was the foremost scientist in the country—it would not be exaggerating too much to say in the world.The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds|Francis Flagg
"Now, Emma, there again you are exaggerating," rejoined Tom.
It would be exaggerating to say that the Venetians of the sixteenth century could not draw.The Venetian School of Painting|Evelyn March Phillipps
They attract the contemporary audience by exaggerating and over-weighting the new vein of sentiment which they have discovered.English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century|Leslie Stephen