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hyperbolize

[hahy-pur-buh-lahyz] /haɪˈpɜr bəˌlaɪz/
verb (used without object), hyperbolized, hyperbolizing.
1.
to use hyperbole; exaggerate.
verb (used with object), hyperbolized, hyperbolizing.
2.
to represent or express with hyperbole or exaggeration.
Also, especially British, hyperbolise.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; hyperbole + -ize
Related forms
outhyperbolize, verb (used with object), outhyperbolized, outhyperbolizing.
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hyperbolize

/haɪˈpɜːbəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to express (something) by means of hyperbole
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