Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To use hyperbole; exaggerate.
  • intransitive verb To express with hyperbole.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To use hyperbole; speak or write with obvious exaggeration.
  • To exaggerate; represent or speak of in a hyperbolical manner.
  • Also spelled hyperbolise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To state or represent hyperbolically.
  • intransitive verb To speak or write with exaggeration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To exaggerate, use hyperbole.
  • verb transitive To represent or talk about with hyperbole.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From hyperbole +‎ -ize.

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