melodramatize


melo·dra·ma·tize

transitive verb \ˌme-lə-ˈdra-mə-ˌtīz, -ˈdrä-\

Definition of MELODRAMATIZE

1
:  to make melodramatic <melodramatize a situation>
2
:  to make a melodrama of (as a novel)
melo·dra·ma·ti·za·tion \-ˌdra-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌdrä-\ noun

First Known Use of MELODRAMATIZE

1820

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