Meaning of exaggerate

ex•ag•ger•ate

Pronunciation: (ig-zaj'u-rāt"), [key]
— v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to magnify beyond the limits of truth; overstate; represent disproportionately: to exaggerate the difficulties of a situation.
  2. to increase or enlarge abnormally: Those shoes exaggerate the size of my feet.
—v.i.
  1. to employ exaggeration, as in speech or writing: a person who is always exaggerating.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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