hyperbolize


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hy·per·bo·lize

 (hī-pûr′bə-līz′)
v. hy·per·bo·lized, hy·per·bo·liz·ing, hy·per·bo·liz·es
v.intr.
To use hyperbole; exaggerate.
v.tr.
To express with hyperbole.

hyperbolize

(haɪˈpɜːbəˌlaɪz) or

hyperbolise

vb
(Rhetoric) to express (something) by means of hyperbole

hy•per•bo•lize

(haɪˈpɜr bəˌlaɪz)

v. -lized, -liz•ing. v.i.
1. to use hyperbole; exaggerate.
v.t.
2. to represent or express with hyperbole or exaggeration.
[1590–1600]

hyperbolize


Past participle: hyperbolized
Gerund: hyperbolizing

Imperative
hyperbolize
hyperbolize
Present
I hyperbolize
you hyperbolize
he/she/it hyperbolizes
we hyperbolize
you hyperbolize
they hyperbolize
Preterite
I hyperbolized
you hyperbolized
he/she/it hyperbolized
we hyperbolized
you hyperbolized
they hyperbolized
Present Continuous
I am hyperbolizing
you are hyperbolizing
he/she/it is hyperbolizing
we are hyperbolizing
you are hyperbolizing
they are hyperbolizing
Present Perfect
I have hyperbolized
you have hyperbolized
he/she/it has hyperbolized
we have hyperbolized
you have hyperbolized
they have hyperbolized
Past Continuous
I was hyperbolizing
you were hyperbolizing
he/she/it was hyperbolizing
we were hyperbolizing
you were hyperbolizing
they were hyperbolizing
Past Perfect
I had hyperbolized
you had hyperbolized
he/she/it had hyperbolized
we had hyperbolized
you had hyperbolized
they had hyperbolized
Future
I will hyperbolize
you will hyperbolize
he/she/it will hyperbolize
we will hyperbolize
you will hyperbolize
they will hyperbolize
Future Perfect
I will have hyperbolized
you will have hyperbolized
he/she/it will have hyperbolized
we will have hyperbolized
you will have hyperbolized
they will have hyperbolized
Future Continuous
I will be hyperbolizing
you will be hyperbolizing
he/she/it will be hyperbolizing
we will be hyperbolizing
you will be hyperbolizing
they will be hyperbolizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hyperbolizing
you have been hyperbolizing
he/she/it has been hyperbolizing
we have been hyperbolizing
you have been hyperbolizing
they have been hyperbolizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hyperbolizing
you will have been hyperbolizing
he/she/it will have been hyperbolizing
we will have been hyperbolizing
you will have been hyperbolizing
they will have been hyperbolizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hyperbolizing
you had been hyperbolizing
he/she/it had been hyperbolizing
we had been hyperbolizing
you had been hyperbolizing
they had been hyperbolizing
Conditional
I would hyperbolize
you would hyperbolize
he/she/it would hyperbolize
we would hyperbolize
you would hyperbolize
they would hyperbolize
Past Conditional
I would have hyperbolized
you would have hyperbolized
he/she/it would have hyperbolized
we would have hyperbolized
you would have hyperbolized
they would have hyperbolized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hyperbolize - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truthhyperbolize - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
misinform, mislead - give false or misleading information to
overemphasise, overemphasize, overstress - place special or excessive emphasis on; "I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book"

hyperbolize

verb
To make (something) seem greater than is actually the case:
Idioms: blow up out of proportion, lay it on thick, stretch the truth.
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