As verbs the difference between exaggerate and endear
is that exaggerate
is to overstate, to describe more than is fact while endear
is (obsolete) to make (something) more precious or valuable.
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
(obsolete) To make (something) more precious or valuable.
(obsolete) To make (something) more expensive; to increase the cost of.
(obsolete) To stress (something) as important; to exaggerate.
*:Salvianus Massiliensis this Testimonie, might say, it is now rather deemed a vertue among them.
To make (someone) dear or precious.