[ig-zaj-uh-reyt] /ɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), exaggerated, exaggerating.
to magnify beyond the limits of truth; overstate; represent disproportionately:
to exaggerate the difficulties of a situation.
to increase or enlarge abnormally:
Those shoes exaggerate the size of my feet.
verb (used without object), exaggerated, exaggerating.
to employ , as in speech or writing:
a person who is always exaggerating.
to regard or represent as larger or greater, more important or more successful, etc, than is true
(transitive) to make greater, more noticeable, etc, than usual: his new clothes exaggerated his awkwardness
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.
[ig-zaj-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv] /ɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv/ adjective 1. tending to ; involving or characterized by exaggeration.
[ek-suh-hurts] /ˈɛk səˌhɜrts/ 1. one quintillion (10 18) hertz. Abbreviation: EHz.
[ig-zawlt] /ɪgˈzɔlt/ verb (used with object) 1. to raise in rank, honor, power, character, quality, etc.; elevate: He was exalted to the position of president. 2. to praise; extol: to exalt someone to the skies. 3. to stimulate, as the imagination: The lyrics of Shakespeare exalted the audience. 4. to intensify, as a color: complementary […]
[eg-zawl-tey-shuh n, ek-sawl-] /ˌɛg zɔlˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sɔl-/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. elation of mind or feeling, sometimes abnormal or morbid in character; rapture: mystical exaltation; euphoric exaltation. 4. Chiefly British. a flight of larks. 5. Astrology. the sign of the zodiac in which the most […]