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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyperbolize  \Hy*per"bo*lize\,  v.  t. 
  To  state  or  represent  hyperbolically.  --Fotherby. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hyperbolize 
  v  :  to  enlarge  beyond  bounds  or  the  truth:  "  tended  to 
  romanticize  and  exaggerate  this  ``gracious  Old  South'' 
  imagery."  [syn:  {overstate},  {exaggerate},  {overdraw},  {magnify}, 
  {amplify}]  [ant:  {understate}] 




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