Exaggeratingly



[ig-zaj-uh-reyt] /ɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪt/

verb (used with object), exaggerated, exaggerating.
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.
verb (used without object), exaggerated, exaggerating.
3.
to employ , as in speech or writing:
a person who is always exaggerating.
/ɪɡˈzædʒəˌreɪt/
verb
1.
to regard or represent as larger or greater, more important or more successful, etc, than is true
2.
(transitive) to make greater, more noticeable, etc, than usual: his new clothes exaggerated his awkwardness
v.

1530s, “to pile up, accumulate,” from Latin exaggeratus, past participle of exaggerare “heighten, amplify, magnify,” literally “to heap, pile, load, fill,” from ex- “thoroughly” (see ex-) + aggerare “heap up,” from agger (genitive aggeris) “heap,” from aggerere “bring together, carry toward,” from ad- “to, toward” + gerere “carry” (see gest). Sense of “overstate” first recorded in English 1560s. Related: Exaggerated; exaggerating.

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