exaggerate
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exaggerate(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to overstate)
a. exagerar
There is no need to exaggerate the danger of an epidemic.No hace falta exagerar el riesgo de epidemia.
2. (to accentuate)
a. acentuar
If you wear high heels, it will exaggerate the difference in our heights even more.Si te pones tacones altos, acentuará aun más la diferencia de altura entre nosotros.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to overstate)
a. exagerar
I wouldn't believe everything he says. He does tend to exaggerate.Yo no creería todo lo que dice. Tiene tendencia a exagerar.
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exaggerate [ɪɡˈzædʒəreɪt]
transitive verb
exagerar
the press exaggerated the number of victims
intransitive verb
exagerar
he always exaggerates a little
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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