cin·​e·​ma·​tize ˈsi-nə-mə-ˌtīz How to pronounce cinematize (audio)
cinematized; cinematizing

transitive verb

: to make a motion picture of (something, such as a novel) : adapt for motion pictures

Examples of cinematize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And a generation of modern viewers, their inner lives cinematized from childhood on, knows it. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 16 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cinematize was in 1914

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“Cinematize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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