[ hahy-pur-buh-lahyz ]
/ haɪˈpɜr bəˌlaɪz /

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.


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

Origin of hyperbolize

First recorded in 1590–1600; hyperbole + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM hyperbolize

out·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 hyperbolize



/ (haɪˈpɜːbəˌlaɪz) /


to express (something) by means of hyperbole
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