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


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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·ag·ger·a·ted a. Enlarged beyond bounds or the truth. -- Ex*ag*ger*a*ted*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: represented as greater than is true or reasonable; "an
             exaggerated opinion of oneself" [syn: overdone, overstated]
      2: enlarged to an abnormal degree; "thick lenses exaggerated
         the size of her eyes" [syn: magnified, enlarged]
      3: enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "had an exaggerated
         (or inflated) opinion of himself"; "a hyperbolic style"
         [syn: hyperbolic, inflated]