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To exaggerate and overstate

exaggerate

verb

to describe something in a way that makes it seem better, worse, larger, more important etc than it really is

overstate

verb

to talk about something in a way that makes it seem more important, impressive, or serious than it really is.

play up

to try to persuade people to believe that something is more important than it is

glorify

verb

to make someone or something seem more impressive than they really are

idealize

verb

to believe or suggest that someone or something is perfect or better than they really are

dignify

verb

to make something or someone seem more important than they really are

overplay

verb

to treat something as being more important or more serious than it really is

magnify

verb

to make something appear more important, severe, or dangerous than it really is

inflate

verb

to make something seem more important than it really is

talk up

to talk about someone or something in a way that makes them seem more important or better than they really are

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