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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exaggerate  \Ex*ag"ger*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exaggerated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Exaggerating}  .  ]  [L.  exaggeratus  p.  p.  of 
  exaggerare  to  heap  up  ex  out  +  aggerare  to  heap  up  fr 
  agger  heap,  aggerere  to  bring  to  ad  to  +  gerere  to  bear.  See 
  {Jest}.  ] 
  1.  To  heap  up  to  accumulate.  [Obs.]  ``Earth  exaggerated  upon 
  them  [oaks  and  firs].''  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  2.  To  amplify;  to  magnify;  to  enlarge  beyond  bounds  or  the 
  truth;  to  delineate  extravagantly;  to  overstate  the  truth 
  concerning. 
 
  A  friend  exaggerates  a  man's  virtues.  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exaggerating  \Ex*ag"ger*a`ting\a. 
  That  exaggerates;  enlarging  beyond  bounds.  -- 
  {Ex*ag"ger*a`ting*ly},  adv 




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