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Meaning of HYPERBOLIZE

Pronunciation:  hI'purbu`lIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this ``gracious Old South'' imagery"
 

HYPERBOLIZE is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: amplify, exaggerate, hyerbolise, magnify, overdraw, overstate
 
 Antonyms: downplay, minimise, minimize, understate
 
 See Also: aggrandise, aggrandize, blow, blow up, bluster, boast, brag, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, gas, gasconade, lard, misinform, mislead, overemphasise, overemphasize, overstress, pad, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Hy*per"bo*lize\, v. t.
    To state or represent hyperbolically. --Fotherby.
    
    
 

 

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