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To decorate or improve by adding detail; ornament; adorn
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  1. To decorate or improve by adding detail; ornament; adorn
  2. To improve (an account or report) by adding details, often of a fictitious or imaginary kind; touch up
  3. To add grace notes, syncopated accents, trills, etc. to (a melody)
To embellish (an account or report); add fanciful details to; exaggerate
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  1. To embellish (an account or report); add fanciful details to; exaggerate
  2. To ornament (fabric) with a design using special decorative stitches
  3. To add embellishments or fanciful details to:
To withdraw more money from an account than there is credit; to make an overdraft
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  1. To withdraw more money from an account than there is credit; to make an overdraft
  2. To pull back too far:
  3. To spoil the effect of by exaggeration in telling or describing.
To state in exaggerated terms.
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  1. To state in exaggerated terms.
  2. To give an extravagant or magnified account of (facts, truth, etc.); exaggerate
  3. To exaggerate; to state or claim too much.
To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
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  1. To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
  2. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
  3. To represent falsely; to inaccurately portray something.
To declare or prove to be false.
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  1. To declare or prove to be false.
  2. To make false by altering or adding to:
  3. To tell falsehoods; lie
To cause to seem greater, more important, etc. than is really so; exaggerate
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  1. To cause to seem greater, more important, etc. than is really so; exaggerate
  2. To have the power of increasing the apparent size of an object, as a microscope or telescope does
  3. To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
To become inflated; swell
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  1. To become inflated; swell
  2. To blow full or swell out as with air or gas; distend; expand; dilate
  3. To represent as greater or more important than is in fact the case:
To increase the size, volume, quantity, or scope of; enlarge:
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  1. To increase the size, volume, quantity, or scope of; enlarge:
  2. To work out or show the full form of (a contraction, mathematical equation, etc.)
  3. To speak or write at length or in detail:
(Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
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  1. (Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
  2. To write or discourse at length; expatiate:
  3. To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.
To make or become larger, greater, stronger, brighter, etc.; increase; intensify
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  1. To make or become larger, greater, stronger, brighter, etc.; increase; intensify
  2. To bring or come to a high or higher position; raise or rise
  3. To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.
To become intense or more intense:
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  1. To become intense or more intense:
  2. (Intransitive) To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy.
  3. To render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to intensify colors; to intensify a photographic negative; to intensify animosity.
To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
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  1. To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
  2. To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape:
  3. To twist out of shape; change the usual or normal shape, form, or appearance of
To lengthen, widen, or distend:
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  1. To lengthen, widen, or distend:
  2. To expand in order to fulfill a larger function:
  3. To extend the body or limbs to full length, as in yawning, reaching for something, or preparing to exercise
(Idiomatic) to exaggerate, often to the point where the truth is obscured or lost.
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  1. (Idiomatic) to exaggerate, often to the point where the truth is obscured or lost.
To place too much emphasis on or employ too much emphasis.
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  1. To place too much emphasis on or employ too much emphasis.
To express with hyperbole.
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  1. To express with hyperbole.
  2. (Now rare) To represent or talk about with hyperbole.
  3. (Intransitive, now rare) To exaggerate, use hyperbole.
To state something in detail or add more details
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  1. To state something in detail or add more details
  2. To change (food or substances in the body) into compounds that can be assimilated, excreted, etc.
  3. To produce or compose (a substance, for example) from simpler elements.
To court, woo, or try to arouse the romantic interest of.
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  1. To court, woo, or try to arouse the romantic interest of.
  2. To think or talk about romantic things
  3. To try to persuade, as with flattery or incentives:
To have or uphold romantic ideas, attitudes, etc.
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  1. To have or uphold romantic ideas, attitudes, etc.
  2. To think in a romantic way.
  3. To treat or regard romantically; give a romantic character to or interpretation of
To take on color.
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  1. To take on color.
  2. The sensation produced by the effect of light waves striking the retina of the eye. The color of something depends mainly on which wavelengths of light it emits, reflects, or transmits.
  3. To impart color to or change the color of.
(Idiomatic) to prettify, to make pretty or prettier
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To do, use, or stress to excess; carry (something) too far:
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  1. To do, use, or stress to excess; carry (something) too far:
  2. To do too much; go to extremes:
  3. To wear out the strength of; overtax.
To outwit or cheat others.
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  1. To outwit or cheat others.
  2. To defeat (oneself) by going too far or by doing or trying to gain too much.
  3. To get the better of, especially by deceitful cleverness; outwit.
To consist or have as a basis. Often used with in:
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  1. To consist or have as a basis. Often used with in:
  2. Available, to exist. Example: No cause of action will lie for trespass if the landowner gave his permission to enter onto the land. Available, to exist. Example: No cause of action will lie for trespass if the landowner gave his permission to enter onto the land.
  3. To be; exist; be found
To make up (a story, reason, lie, etc.); invent
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  1. To make up (a story, reason, lie, etc.); invent
  2. To concoct in order to deceive:
  3. To construct by combining or assembling diverse, typically standardized parts:
To quote incorrectly
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  1. To quote incorrectly
  2. To incorrectly record a quote.
  3. To incorrectly recite a quote.
To report incorrectly or falsely
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  1. To report incorrectly or falsely
  2. To report erroneously; to give an incorrect account of.
To depict in or as in a caricature
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  1. To depict in or as in a caricature
  2. To represent someone in an exaggerated or distorted manner.
  3. To represent or imitate in an exaggerated, distorted manner.
To imitate mockingly or humorously:
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  1. To imitate mockingly or humorously:
  2. To imitate derisively or comically; parody
  3. To use the methods or techniques of burlesque.
To set too high an estimate on or for
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  1. To set too high an estimate on or for
  2. To estimate too highly.
  3. To judge too highly
To continue to charge an electric device beyond its electrical capacity
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  1. To continue to charge an electric device beyond its electrical capacity
  2. To fill too full; to crowd.
  3. To charge (a party) an excessive price for something.
To express with hyperbole.
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  1. To express with hyperbole.
  2. (Now rare) To represent or talk about with hyperbole.
  3. To express with or use hyperbole
To fill (something) with air or gas so as to make it swell:
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  1. To fill (something) with air or gas so as to make it swell:
  2. To become inflated; swell
  3. To blow full or swell out as with air or gas; distend; expand; dilate
To have the power of increasing the apparent size of an object, as a microscope or telescope does
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  1. To have the power of increasing the apparent size of an object, as a microscope or telescope does
  2. To increase the volume of (sound):
  3. To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
To charge too much.
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  1. To charge too much.
  2. To charge more money than the correct amount or to surpass a certain limit while charging a bill
  3. To continue to charge an electric device beyond its electrical capacity
To state in exaggerated terms.
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  1. To state in exaggerated terms.
  2. To give an extravagant or magnified account of (facts, truth, etc.); exaggerate
  3. To exaggerate; to state or claim too much.
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