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EtymologyEdit

From Latin exaggeratus, past participle of exaggerare (to heap up, increase, enlarge, magnify, amplify, exaggerate), from ex (out, up) + aggerare (to heap up), from agger (a pile, heap, mound, dike, mole, pier, etc.), from aggerere, adgerere (to bring together), from ad (to, toward) +‎ gerere (to carry).

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  • IPA(key): /ɛɡˈzæ.dʒə.ɹeɪt/, /ɪɡˈzæ.dʒə.ɹeɪt/
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exaggerate (third-person singular simple present exaggerates, present participle exaggerating, simple past and past participle exaggerated)

  1. To overstate, to describe more than is fact.
    I've told you a billion times not to exaggerate!
    He said he'd slept with hundreds of girls, but I know he's exaggerating. The real number is about ten.

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exaggerāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of exaggerō