hyperbolize

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verb hy·per·bo·lize \hī-ˈpər-bə-ˌlīz\

Definition of hyperbolize

hyperbolized

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hyperbolizing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to indulge in hyperbole

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to exaggerate to a hyperbolic degree

Examples of hyperbolize in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of hyperbolize

1599


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