Exaggerate and Minimize


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Exaggerate verb – To add to the interest of by including made-up details.
Usage example: the American colonist John Smith is believed by many historians to have exaggerated his adventures

Minimize is an antonym for exaggerate in overstate topic.
Nearby Words: exaggeration, exaggeratedly, exaggerating, exaggerative
Antonyms for Exaggerate


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Minimize verb – Represent as less significant or important.
Exaggerate is an antonym for minimize.
Nearby Words: minimise, minimum, minimal, minimization, minimizing
Antonyms for Minimize
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Common collocations

impact exaggerate impact minimize impact
appearance exaggerate appearance minimize appearance
amount exaggerate amount minimize amount
effect exaggerate effect minimize effect
Other nouns: size, effects, pain, injuries.
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