hyperbolize

[hahy-pur-buh-lahyz]

verb (used without object), hy·per·bo·lized, hy·per·bo·liz·ing.

to use hyperbole; exaggerate.

verb (used with object), hy·per·bo·lized, hy·per·bo·liz·ing.

to represent or express with hyperbole or exaggeration.

Nearby words

  1. hyperbolic,
  2. hyperbolic function,
  3. hyperbolic geometry,
  4. hyperbolic paraboloid,
  5. hyperbolism,
  6. hyperboloid,
  7. hyperborean,
  8. hyperboreans,
  9. hypercalcemia,
  10. hypercalciuria

Also especially British, hy·per·bo·lise.

Origin of hyperbolize

First recorded in 1590–1600; hyperbole + -ize

Related formsout·hy·per·bo·lize, verb (used with object), out·hy·per·bo·lized, out·hy·per·bo·liz·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for hyperbolise

hyperbolize

hyperbolise

verb

to express (something) by means of hyperbole
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