Definition for EX-AG'GER-ATE

EX-AG'GER-ATE, v.t. [L. exaggero; ex and aggero, to heap, from agger, a heap.]

  1. To heap on; to accumulate. In this literal sense, it is seldom used; perhaps never.
  2. To highten; to enlarge beyond the truth; to amplify; to represent as greater than strict truth will warrant. A friend exaggerates a man's virtues; an enemy exaggerates his vices or faults.
  3. In painting, to highten in coloring or design. Encyc.

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