hyperbolize


hy·per·bo·lize

verb \hī-ˈpər-bə-ˌlīz\
hy·per·bo·lizedhy·per·bo·liz·ing

Definition of HYPERBOLIZE

intransitive verb
:  to indulge in hyperbole
transitive verb
:  to exaggerate to a hyperbolic degree

Examples of HYPERBOLIZE

  1. <even if she did hyperbolize her account of an encounter with a bear, it still must have been pretty scary>

First Known Use of HYPERBOLIZE

1599

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