Definitions for exaggerateɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪt

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  1. overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify(verb)

    to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

    "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

  2. overdo, exaggerate(verb)

    do something to an excessive degree

    "He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups"

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  1. exaggerate(Verb)

    To overstate, to describe more than is fact.

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  1. Exaggerate(verb)

    to heap up; to accumulate

  2. Exaggerate(verb)

    to amplify; to magnify; to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth ; to delineate extravagantly ; to overstate the truth concerning

  3. Origin: [L. exaggeratus , p. p. of exaggerare to heap up; ex out + aggerare to heap up, fr. agger heap, aggerere to bring to; ad to + gerere to bear. See Jest. ]


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