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Pronunciation:  ig'zaju`reyt

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  1. [v]  to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this ``gracious Old South'' imagery"
  2. [v]  do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last night when he did 100 push-ups"

EXAGGERATE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: amplify, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdo, overdraw, overstate
 Antonyms: downplay, minimise, minimize, understate
 See Also: aggrandise, aggrandize, blow, blow up, bluster, boast, brag, do, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, gas, gasconade, lard, make, misinform, mislead, overemphasise, overemphasize, overleap, oversimplify, overstress, pad, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*ag"ger*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exaggerated};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Exaggerating} . ] [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}. ]
1. To heap up; to accumulate. [Obs.] ``Earth exaggerated upon
   them [oaks and firs].'' --Sir M. Hale.

2. To amplify; to magnify; to enlarge beyond bounds or the
   truth; to delineate extravagantly; to overstate the truth

         A friend exaggerates a man's virtues. --Addison.

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