As verbs the difference between embellished and exaggerate
is that embellished
) while exaggerate
is to overstate, to describe more than is fact.
To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
- The old book cover was embellished with golden letters
, date=December 29
, author=Paul Doyle
, title=Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle
, work=The Guardian
, passage=Podolski gave Walcott a chance to further embellish
Arsenal's first-half performance when he eluded James Perch and slipped the ball through to the striker.}}
To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort.
- to embellish a story, the truth
* See also
To overstate, to describe more than is fact.
- I've told you a billion times not to exaggerate !
- He said he'd slept with hundreds of girls, but I know he's exaggerating . The real number is about ten.
* (overstate) downplay, understate