- [verb] increase in size, volume or significance; "Her terror was magnified in her mind"
- [verb] to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
Synonyms: overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyerbolise, magnify
- [verb] exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
Synonyms: inflate, blow up, expand
- [verb] increase the volume of; "amplify sound"
overemphasize, overemphasise, overstress
boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade
embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise
- puff up