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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·ag·ger·ate /ɪgˈzæʤəˌret/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·ag·ger·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exaggerated p. pr. & vb. n. Exaggerating . ]
 1. To heap up; to accumulate. [Obs.]  “Earth exaggerated upon them [oaks and firs].”
 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to
           romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South'
           imagery" [syn: overstate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyerbolise,
            magnify, amplify] [ant: understate]
      2: do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last
         night when he did 100 push-ups" [syn: overdo]