exaggerate verb

ADV. greatly, grossly, vastly, wildly These figures have been greatly exaggerated. | a little, rather, slightly, somewhat | further | easily The historical significance of these events can be easily exaggerated (= it is easy to think they are more significant than they are). | artificially, deliberately

VERB + EXAGGERATE tend to John does tend to exaggerate slightly. | be easy to | be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of developing good study habits.