exaggerate (part of speech: verb)
- I might be misled by the fatiguing sort of annoyance of overpraise- of worship in fact. - "Harriet Martineau", Florence Fenwick Miller.
- There are episodes of excellent excitement in it; notable amongst these being the race on the Godstone Road, which is done with a swing and passion not easy to overpraise. - "My Contemporaries In Fiction", David Christie Murray.
- In the 'Gold- Bug' he even heightens his suspense by allowing the narrator to suggest that Legrand might be of unsound mind; and in the 'Murders in the Rue Morgue' the narrator, altho lost in astonishment at the acuteness of Dupin, never permits his admiration to become fulsome; he holds himself in, as tho fearing that overpraise might provoke a denial. - "Inquiries and Opinions", Brander Matthews.