As verbs the difference between exaggerate and overdo
is that exaggerate
is to overstate, to describe more than is fact while overdo
is to do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far.
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
To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far.
To overtask or overtax; to fatigue; to exhaust.
- Anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing.
To surpass; to excel.
- to overdo one's strength
To cook too much.
- to overdo the meat