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dramatize

play
verb dra·ma·tize \ˈdra-mə-ˌtīz, ˈdrä-\

Simple Definition of dramatize

  • : to make (a book, an event, etc.) into a play, movie, television show, etc.

  • : to make a situation seem more important or serious than it really is

  • : to show (something that might not be noticed) in a clear and effective way

Full Definition of dramatize

dra·ma·tizeddra·ma·tiz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to adapt (as a novel) for theatrical presentation

  3. 2 :  to present or represent in a dramatic manner

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to be suitable for dramatization

  6. 2 :  to behave dramatically

dra·ma·tiz·able play \-ˌtī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of dramatize

  1. The movie dramatizes her early life.

  2. The book is dramatized in a new play.

  3. I know I tend to dramatize things but it really was awful.

  4. She cited a series of statistics to dramatize the seriousness of the problem.

  5. This tragedy dramatizes the need for improvements in highway safety.



1783

First Known Use of dramatize

1783


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