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verb exaggerate pronunciation in British English /ɪɡˈzædʒəreɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyexaggerate
he/she/itexaggerates
present participleexaggerating
past tenseexaggerated
past participleexaggerated
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    [intransitive/transitive] to describe something in a way that makes it seem better, worse, larger, more important etc than it really is
    Don’t exaggerate! It wasn’t that bad!
    greatly/grossly/wildly exaggerate something: The paper’s political influence has been greatly exaggerated.
    exaggerate the importance/significance of something: We should not exaggerate the importance of this agreement.

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