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English verb: hyperbolize

1. hyperbolize (communication) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth


SamplesTended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery.


Synonymsamplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, magnify, overdraw, overstate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)misinform, mislead


Narrower (hyponym)aggrandise, aggrandize, blow, blow up, bluster, boast, brag, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, gas, gasconade, lard, overemphasise, overemphasize, overstress, pad, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt


Antonymsdownplay, minimise, understate, minimize









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