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.
2. To amplify; to magnify; to enlarge beyond
bounds or the truth ; to delineate extravagantly ; to overstate the
A friend exaggerates a man's