Exaggerate vs Oversee - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between exaggerate and oversee
is that exaggerate
is to overstate, to describe more than is fact while oversee
is (literally) to survey, look at something in a wide angle.
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
(literally) To survey, look at something in a wide angle.
(figuratively) To supervise, guide, review or direct the actions of a person or group.
To inspect, examine
- It is congress's duty to oversee the spending of federal funds.
(obsolete) To fail to see; to overlook, ignore.
* , II.ix:
- Gamekeepers oversee a hunting ground to see to the wildlife's welfare and look for poachers.
To observe secretly or unintentionally.
- Thereat the Elfe did blush in priuitee, / And turnd his face away; but she the same / Dissembled faire, and faynd to ouersee .