hy·​per·​bo·​lize | \ hī-ˈpər-bə-ˌlīz How to pronounce hyperbolize (audio) \
hyperbolized; hyperbolizing

Definition of hyperbolize

transitive verb

: to exaggerate to a hyperbolic degree

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Examples of hyperbolize in a Sentence

even if she did hyperbolize her account of an encounter with a bear, it still must have been pretty scary
Recent Examples on the Web Yet the internet — the same force that has increased awareness of social-justice movements — has hyperbolized all entreaties to our fragmented attention spans. Lauren Oyler, New York Times, "What Do We Mean When We Call Art ‘Necessary’?," 8 May 2018 The show examines stereotypes, hyperbolizes them, then deconstructs them. Darren Franich, PEOPLE.com, "GLOW: Why the New Netflix Series Is Unlike ANY Show We've Ever Seen," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of hyperbolize

1599, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Hyperbolize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperbolize. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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