from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To represent as greater than is actually the case; overstate: exaggerate the size of the enemy force; exaggerated his own role in the episode.
- transitive v. To enlarge or increase to an abnormal degree: thick lenses that exaggerated the size of her eyes.
- intransitive v. To make overstatements.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To overstate, to describe more than is fact.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To heap up; to accumulate.
- transitive v. To amplify; to magnify; to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth ; to delineate extravagantly ; to overstate the truth concerning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To heap up; accumulate.
- To increase immoderately or extravagantly; make incongruously large or extended; amplify beyond proper bounds.
- To cause to appear immoderately large or important; amplify in representation or apprehension; enlarge beyond truth or reason.
- In the fine arts, to heighten extravagantly or disproportionately in effect or design: as, to exaggerate particular features in a painting or statue.
- To amplify unduly in thought or in description; use exaggeration in speech or writing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
- v. do something to an excessive degree
Talking Points Memo, the calls exaggerate Mr. Obama's ties to Bill Ayers, the former member of the Weather Underground, question the candidate's patriotism by accusing him of
The online survey, which polled 1,200 people nationwide, found that 75 percent of respondents thought juice labels exaggerate the presence of healthy ingredients in the product, and a majority lacked confidence about a juice's true contents based on what they read on the front label.
What your saying is right but all youth that got to know their on earth is mentally conditioned to think like the stronger influences as a youth and the actions and interaction brought to memory get distorted by lack of earth knowledge, and to exaggerate is to be human
EDIT (for the person who thinks I "exaggerate")-- Please see above Wikipedia entry, specifically THIS QUOTE (italics mine):
REID: Well, I think that we kind of exaggerate where people sit.
You know, we saw how well Bill Clinton did last time, and I think we kind of exaggerate his strength.
Indeed it is they who brought it up and discussed it in the book, and it is they, not I, who offered as the most likely explanation that men "exaggerate" and women "minimize" their sexual promiscuity.
To be sure, Harper said his government cannot "exaggerate" the degree with which it can control borrowing.
Now estimating crowds is at best inexact, but where is the evidence for some conspiracy by the reporter to "exaggerate"?
The thought of sabotaging the settings on the T1i to "exaggerate" the differences crossed my mind, but i cant do it in good conscience.