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Definitions for exaggerate
ɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪtex·ag·ger·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplifyverb

    to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

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

  2. overdo, exaggerateverb

    do something to an excessive degree

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

Wiktionary

  1. exaggerateverb

    To overstate, to describe more than is fact.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exaggerateverb

    to heap up; to accumulate

    Etymology: [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. ]

  2. Exaggerateverb

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

    Etymology: [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. ]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exaggerate

    egz-aj′ėr-āt, v.t. to magnify unduly: to represent too strongly: to intensify.—n. Exaggerā′tion, extravagant representation: a statement in excess of the truth.—adjs. Exagg′erative, Exagg′eratory, containing exaggeration or tending to exaggerate.—n. Exagg′erator. [L. exaggerāre, -ātumex, aggerāre, to heap up—agger, a heap.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exaggerate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exaggerate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of exaggerate in a Sentence

  1. Natalia Uglow:

    I was concerned about her and said to Ana to speak to the teachers and ask them to see a doctor and phone me back. I told her to exaggerate her symptoms if necessary to get the result and say that her parents were concerned, i also offered to speak to them myself. I believe Ana spoke to Mr. (Rory) Hambly as she reported back that Mr. Hambly had told her that she would have had a higher temperature if she had a chest infection and advised her to take paracetamol.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    With too much respect you will end up as a weakling. Keep everything balanced. Don't exaggerate anything, nor please others for your own ruin.

  3. Daniel Pinkston:

    They have an incentive to exaggerate their capabilities -- particularly for their domestic audience -- to demonstrate awe and power, but we don't know the exact capabilities.

  4. Tatyana Gordina:

    There were no threats made by Ivan Savvidis, especially not involving the use of a weapon, during yesterday’s match, there was an emotional walk out onto the field, probably a breach of sporting regulations, and nothing more. Most of the headlines in the Greek press exaggerate the facts.

  5. Heidi Beirich:

    They don’t provide their membership lists. They’re not going to tell us or, if they give us numbers, they exaggerate.

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