hyperbolize
verb (-lized; -lizing) Date: 1599 intransitive verb to indulge in hyperbole transitive verb to exaggerate to a hyperbolic degree

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  • Hyperbolize — Hy*per bo*lize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hyperbolized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hyperbolizing}.] [Cf. F. hyperboliser.] To speak or write with exaggeration. Bp. Montagu. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyperbolize — Hy*per bo*lize, v. t. To state or represent hyperbolically. Fotherby. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyperbolize — [hī pʉr′bə līz΄] vt., vi. hyperbolized, hyperbolizing to express with or use hyperbole …   English World dictionary

  • hyperbolize — verb /haɪˈpəːbəlaɪz,haɪˈpɚːbəlaɪz/ a) To exaggerate, use hyperbole. to purchase credit to their judgement, and draw you on to beleeve them, they commonly adorne, enlarge, yea, and Hyperbolize the matter. b) To represent or talk about with… …   Wiktionary

  • hyperbolize — /huy perr beuh luyz /, v., hyperbolized, hyperbolizing. v.i. 1. to use hyperbole; exaggerate. v.t. 2. to represent or express with hyperbole or exaggeration. Also, esp. Brit., hyperbolise. [1590 1600; HYPERBOLE + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperbolize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make (something) seem greater than is actually the case: exaggerate, inflate, magnify, overcharge, overstate. Idioms: blow up out of proportion, lay it on thick, stretch the truth. See INCREASE …   English dictionary for students

  • hyperbolize — v. exaggerate, overstate, embellish the truth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperbolize — hy·per·bo·lize …   English syllables

  • hyperbolize — hy•per•bo•lize [[t]haɪˈpɜr bəˌlaɪz[/t]] v. lized, liz•ing 1) rht to use hyperbole; exaggerate 2) rht to represent or express with hyperbole or exaggeration • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • hyperbolize — verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth tended to romanticize and exaggerate this gracious Old South imagery • Syn: ↑overstate, ↑exaggerate, ↑overdraw, ↑hyperbolise, ↑magnify, ↑amplify • Ant: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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