Definitions for exaggerateɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  1. exaggerate(Verb)

    To overstate, to describe more than is fact.

Webster Dictionary

  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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