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
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- 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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