• IPA: /ɛɡˈzæ.dʒə.ɹeɪt/, /ɪɡˈzæ.dʒə.ɹeɪt/

exaggerate (exaggerates, present participle exaggerating; past and past participle exaggerated)

  1. To overstate, to describe more than is fact.
    I've told you a billion times not to exaggerate!
    He said he'd slept with hundreds of girls, but I know he's exaggerating. The real number is about ten.
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