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hyperbolize

hy·per·bo·lize

hyperbolize

 
pronunciation:
haI puhr b laIz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hyperbolized, hyperbolizes, hyperbolizing
definition: to use hyperbole or exaggeration in speaking or writing.
similar words:
exaggerate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to express with exaggeration or hyperbole.
She hyperbolizes her son's accomplishments.
similar words:
exaggerate, overstate