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
- To hyperbolise a little, is the coffee house really being reborn as a staging ground for a new form of civility?
- Not to hyperbolise the experience, but consuming that little whip of white cloud from a red plastic spoon is one of those transportative moments where you forget, or just don't care, how difficult life can be.
- The general interpretation of that research, though understandably hyperbolized by the media, is that evidence may have been produced to show that some persons have the ability to communicate with the spirits of deceased persons.
Definition of hyperbolize in:
- The US English dictionary