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exaggerate

[ ig-zaj-uh-reyt ]
/ 瑟g藞z忙d蕭 蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ex路ag路ger路at路ed, ex路ag路ger路at路ing.
to magnify beyond the limits of truth; overstate; represent disproportionately: to exaggerate the difficulties of a situation.
to increase or enlarge abnormally: Those shoes exaggerate the size of my feet.
verb (used without object), ex路ag路ger路at路ed, ex路ag路ger路at路ing.
to employ exaggeration, as in speech or writing: a person who is always exaggerating.
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Origin of exaggerate

1525鈥35; <Latin exagger膩tus (past participle of exagger膩re heap up), equivalent to ex-ex-1 + agger heap + -膩tus-ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for exaggerate

exaggerate
/ (瑟伞藞z忙d蕭蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
to regard or represent as larger or greater, more important or more successful, etc, than is true
(tr) to make greater, more noticeable, etc, than usualhis new clothes exaggerated his awkwardness

Derived forms of exaggerate

exaggeratingly, adverbexaggeration, nounexaggerative or exaggeratory, adjectiveexaggerator, noun

Word Origin for exaggerate

C16: from Latin exagger膩re to magnify, from agger膩re to heap, from agger heap
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