Definitions for: Hyperbolize

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Hy*per"bo*lize, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
Hyperbolized; p. pr. & vb. n. Hyperbolizing.] [Cf. F.
To speak or write with exaggeration. --Bp. Montagu.

Hy*per"bo*lize, v. t.
To state or represent hyperbolically. --Fotherby.

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

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