To exaggerate is defined as to stretch the truth or to make something seem bigger than it is.(verb)
An example of exaggerate is when you catch a two pound fish and say you caught a ten pound fish.
See exaggerate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L exaggeratus, pp. of exaggerare, to increase, exaggerate < ex-, out, up + aggerare, to heap up < agger, a heap < aggerere, to bring toward < ad-, to + gerere, to carry: see gesture
See exaggerate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb ex·ag·ger·at·ed, ex·ag·ger·at·ing, ex·ag·ger·ates verb, transitive
Origin: Latin exaggerāre, exaggerāt-, to heap up, magnify
Origin: : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex-
Origin: + aggerāre, to pile up (from agger, pile, from aggerere, to bring to : ad-, ad- + gerere, to bring).
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