• Exaggerate



    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") + gerere ("to carry").

    Full definition of exaggerate


    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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