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

Definition of cinematize

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, "Why We Like to See Directors Talking," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of cinematize

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Cinematize.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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