Definition of hyperbolize in English:

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Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈpəːbəlʌɪz/
(also hyperbolise)


[no object]
Represent something as being larger, better, or worse than it really is; exaggerate: victims are prone to hyperbolize and invent details that just aren’t there [with object]: his wife had somewhat hyperbolized his claim
More example sentences
  • We needn't hyperbolize it by adding 65 feet to the distance.
  • Tellers of good tales rather tend to hyperbolize the details in order to make the story just a bit better.
  • The victims tend to hyperbolize and to freely edit what has taken place.

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