(Rare) To exaggerate
The definition of emphasize is to stress the importance.
To exaggerate is defined as to stretch the truth or to make something seem bigger than it is.
To go or be beyond (a limit, limiting regulation, measure, etc.)
To talk or write about oneself in a proud or self-impressed way.
To represent as greater or more important than is in fact the case:
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 express with hyperbole.
To charge or load too heavily; to burden; to oppress.
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To spoil the effect of by exaggeration; overdo
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