Exaggerate and Understate


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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

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


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Understate verb – Represent as less significant or important.
Exaggerate is an antonym for understate in underestimate topic.
Nearby Words: understatement, understating
Antonyms for Understate
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Common collocations

nature exaggerate nature understate nature
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