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ex·ag·ger·ate

 (ĭg-zăj′ə-rāt′)
v. ex·ag·ger·at·ed, ex·ag·ger·at·ing, ex·ag·ger·ates
v.tr.
To consider, represent, or cause to appear as larger, more important, or more extreme than is actually the case; overstate: exaggerated his own role in the episode; exaggerated the size of the enemy force; exaggerated how difficult the project would be.
v.intr.
To make overstatements.

[Latin exaggerāre, exaggerāt-, to heap up, magnify : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + aggerāre, to pile up (from agger, pile, from aggerere, to bring to : ad-, ad- + gerere, to bring).]

ex·ag′ger·at′ed·ly adv.
ex·ag′ger·a′tion n.
ex·ag′ger·a′tive, ex·ag′ger·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
ex·ag′ger·a′tor n.
Synonyms: exaggerate, inflate, magnify, overstate
These verbs mean to represent something as being larger or greater than it actually is: exaggerated the size of the fish I caught; inflated his own importance; magnifying her part in their success; overstated his income on the loan application.
Antonym: minimize
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exaggerate

(ɪɡˈzædʒəˌreɪt)
vb
1. to regard or represent as larger or greater, more important or more successful, etc, than is true
2. (tr) to make greater, more noticeable, etc, than usual: his new clothes exaggerated his awkwardness.
[C16: from Latin exaggerāre to magnify, from aggerāre to heap, from agger heap]
exˈaggerˌatingly adv
exˌaggerˈation n
exˈaggerative, exˈaggeratory adj
exˈaggerˌator n
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ex•ag•ger•ate

(ɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to magnify beyond the limits of truth; overstate; represent disproportionately: He exaggerates his accomplishments.
2. to increase or enlarge abnormally: That dress exaggerates my thinness.
v.i.
3. to employ exaggeration, as in speech or writing.
[1525–35; < Latin exaggerātus, past participle of exaggerāre to heap up, make greater =ex- ex-1 + aggerāre to pile, derivative of agger rubble, mound]
ex•ag′ger•a`tive, adj.
ex•ag′ger•a`tive•ly, adv.
ex•ag′ger•a`tor, n.
ex•ag′ger•a•to`ry (-ər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
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exaggerate


Past participle: exaggerated
Gerund: exaggerating

Imperative
exaggerate
exaggerate
Present
I exaggerate
you exaggerate
he/she/it exaggerates
we exaggerate
you exaggerate
they exaggerate
Preterite
I exaggerated
you exaggerated
he/she/it exaggerated
we exaggerated
you exaggerated
they exaggerated
Present Continuous
I am exaggerating
you are exaggerating
he/she/it is exaggerating
we are exaggerating
you are exaggerating
they are exaggerating
Present Perfect
I have exaggerated
you have exaggerated
he/she/it has exaggerated
we have exaggerated
you have exaggerated
they have exaggerated
Past Continuous
I was exaggerating
you were exaggerating
he/she/it was exaggerating
we were exaggerating
you were exaggerating
they were exaggerating
Past Perfect
I had exaggerated
you had exaggerated
he/she/it had exaggerated
we had exaggerated
you had exaggerated
they had exaggerated
Future
I will exaggerate
you will exaggerate
he/she/it will exaggerate
we will exaggerate
you will exaggerate
they will exaggerate
Future Perfect
I will have exaggerated
you will have exaggerated
he/she/it will have exaggerated
we will have exaggerated
you will have exaggerated
they will have exaggerated
Future Continuous
I will be exaggerating
you will be exaggerating
he/she/it will be exaggerating
we will be exaggerating
you will be exaggerating
they will be exaggerating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exaggerating
you have been exaggerating
he/she/it has been exaggerating
we have been exaggerating
you have been exaggerating
they have been exaggerating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exaggerating
you will have been exaggerating
he/she/it will have been exaggerating
we will have been exaggerating
you will have been exaggerating
they will have been exaggerating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exaggerating
you had been exaggerating
he/she/it had been exaggerating
we had been exaggerating
you had been exaggerating
they had been exaggerating
Conditional
I would exaggerate
you would exaggerate
he/she/it would exaggerate
we would exaggerate
you would exaggerate
they would exaggerate
Past Conditional
I would have exaggerated
you would have exaggerated
he/she/it would have exaggerated
we would have exaggerated
you would have exaggerated
they would have exaggerated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.exaggerate - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truthexaggerate - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
misinform, mislead - give false or misleading information to
overemphasise, overemphasize, overstress - place special or excessive emphasis on; "I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book"
2.exaggerate - do something to an excessive degreeexaggerate - do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups"
overpraise - praise excessively
do, make - engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"
oversimplify - simplify to an excessive degree; "Don't oversimplify the problem"
overleap - defeat (oneself) by going too far
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exaggerate

verb overstate, emphasize, enlarge, inflate, embroider, magnify, overdo, amplify, exalt, embellish, overestimate, overemphasize, pile it on about (informal), blow up out of all proportion, lay it on thick about (informal), lay it on with a trowel about (informal), make a production (out) of (informal), make a federal case of (U.S. informal), hyperbolize He tends to exaggerate the importance of his job.
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exaggerate

verb
To make (something) seem greater than is actually the case:
Idioms: blow up out of proportion, lay it on thick, stretch the truth.
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Translations
يُبالِغُيُبالِغ، يَزيدجِدّايُبالِغ، يُغالي
přehánět
overdrivefremhæve for meget
liioitella
pretjerivati
túloz
ÿkjaÿkja; draga fram
大げさに言う
과장하다
išpūstiper daug pabrėžtiperdėjimasperdėti
pārspīlēt
zveličovať
pretiravati
överdriva
พูดเกินความจริง
abartmakbüyütmek
phóng đại

exaggerate

[ɪgˈzædʒəreɪt]
A. VTexagerar
B. VIexagerar
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exaggerate

[ɪgˈzædʒəreɪt]
vt (gen)exagérer
These figures exaggerate the loss of competitiveness
BUT Ces chiffres font apparaître la perte de compétitivité comme plus grave qu'elle ne l'est réellement.
viexagérer
Don't exaggerate → N'exagère pas.
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exaggerate

vt
(= overstate)übertreiben; he exaggerated what really happeneder hat das, was wirklich geschehen war, übertrieben dargestellt; he tends to exaggerate his own importanceer neigt dazu, sich wichtigzutun
(= intensify) effectverstärken; similarityhervorheben
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exaggerate

[ɪgˈzædʒəˌreɪt]
1. vt (overstate) → esagerare; (emphasize) → accentuare
2. viesagerare
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exaggerate

(igˈzӕdʒəreit) verb
1. to make (something) appear to be, or describe it as, greater etc than it really is. You seem to be exaggerating his faults; That dress exaggerates her thinness.
2. to go beyond the truth in describing something etc. You can't trust her. She always exaggerates.
exˌaggeˈration noun
1. the act of exaggerating.
2. an exaggerated description, term etc. To say she is beautiful is an exaggeration, but she does have nice eyes.
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exaggerate

يُبالِغُ přehánět overdrive übertreiben υπερβάλλω exagerar liioitella exagérer pretjerivati esagerare 大げさに言う 과장하다 overdrijven overdrive wyolbrzymić exagerar преувеличивать överdriva พูดเกินความจริง abartmak phóng đại 夸大
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exaggerate

vi. exagerar.
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