As verbs the difference between embellished and exaggerate
is that embellished
is past tense of embellish 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