parabolize

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[ puh-rab-uh-lahyz ]
/ pəˈræb əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), pa·rab·o·lized, pa·rab·o·liz·ing.

to tell or explain in a parable or parables.
Also especially British, pa·rab·o·lise.

Origin of parabolize

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1590–1600; < Late Latin parabol(a) parable + -ize

Related forms

pa·rab·o·li·za·tion, nounpa·rab·o·liz·er, noun

Definition for parabolize (2 of 2)

parabolize

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[ puh-rab-uh-lahyz ]
/ pəˈræb əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), pa·rab·o·lized, pa·rab·o·liz·ing.

to form as a parabola or paraboloid.
Also especially British, pa·rab·o·lise.

Origin of parabolize

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First recorded in 1865–70; parabol(a) + -ize

Related forms

pa·rab·o·li·za·tion, nounpa·rab·o·liz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for parabolize (1 of 2)

parabolize

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parabolise

/ (pəˈræbəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to explain by a parable

British Dictionary definitions for parabolize (2 of 2)

parabolize

2

parabolise

/ (pəˈræbəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to shape like a parabola or paraboloid

Derived Forms

parabolization or parabolisation, noun
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