Exaggerate

Definition of Exaggerate

Ex`ag´ger`ate
v. t.1.To heap up; to accumulate.
[imp. & p. p. Exaggerated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Exaggerating . ]
2.To amplify; to magnify; to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth ; to delineate extravagantly ; to overstate the truth concerning.
A friend exaggerates a man's virtues.
- Addison.

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