verb (used with object), ex·ag·ger·at·ed, ex·ag·ger·at·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·ag·ger·at·ed, ex·ag·ger·at·ing.
Origin of exaggerate
Examples from the Web for exaggerate
It should be noted that the Anti-Coup movement has been known to exaggerate facts and numbers.
Not to exaggerate, but it was the sexiest thing that has ever been on television.Beyonce Gave the Best Grammy Awards Performance (And 8 More That Were Pretty Good, Too)|Kevin Fallon|January 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But things inspire you based on your personal experience, and then you exaggerate or incorporate other stories from friends.Heather Graham on ‘The Hangover Part III,’ Roles for Women, and More|Marlow Stern|May 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Hårdh is careful not to exaggerate expectations, calling the new device a complement, not a cure.
Fame is known to exaggerate a character, and Oprah uses two examples: the humanitarian and the jerk.Oprah Winfrey’s Best Lance Armstrong Interview Moments (Video)|Nina Strochlic|January 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rachel's cry, "Give me children, or else I die," does not exaggerate the agony of a childless Syrian wife.The Syrian Christ|Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
You exaggerate the service we were able to do you, which we would have rendered to anybody.A Daughter of the Forest|Evelyn Raymond
We would not exaggerate the importance of these little children or their cause.Lotus Buds|Amy Carmichael
But it would be a mistake to exaggerate the evil, or to suppose that it is comparable in magnitude to the evils endured in Europe.The Problem of China|Bertrand Russell
Branwell's extreme sensibility caused him, indeed, to exaggerate both the lights and the shadows of his existence.The Bront Family, Vol. 1 of 2|Francis A. Leyland
Word Origin for exaggerate
1530s, "to pile up, accumulate," from Latin exaggeratus, past participle of exaggerare "heighten, amplify, magnify," literally "to heap, pile, load, fill," from ex- "thoroughly" (see ex-) + aggerare "heap up," from agger (genitive aggeris) "heap," from aggerere "bring together, carry toward," from ad- "to, toward" + gerere "carry" (see gest). Sense of "overstate" first recorded in English 1560s. Related: Exaggerated; exaggerating.