Examples of dramatize in a Sentence
The movie dramatizes her early life.
The book is dramatized in a new play.
I know I tend to dramatize things but it really was awful.
She cited a series of statistics to dramatize the seriousness of the problem.
This tragedy dramatizes the need for improvements in highway safety.
Recent Examples of dramatize from the Web
But as the film goes on, Lereng Wilmont sensitively dramatizes the unique pressures that come with living adjacent to a war zone, presenting the physical and psychological impacts of such an upbringing on impressionable, malleable young souls.
Fifteen years after Brian David Mitchell dragged her from her childhood home in Salt Lake City, Utah, Elizabeth Smart is working with Lifetime on a film that dramatizes her abduction, and her nine months in captivity.
In dramatizing America’s idealized past in The Shape of Water, Del Toro tries to get at the root of problems in the present.
It was meant to dramatize the suffering of the marginalized in a way that the powerful could not ignore.
In her effort to painstakingly dramatize the horrific events of the Algiers Motel, Bigelow inadvertently reduces her characters to simple villains and victims.
Their story is dramatized in the Oscar-winning film Glory.
Listeners are advised to listen through headphones and, when possible, put themselves in an environment similar to the one being dramatized.
The anecdote is so Alaskan it was dramatized onstage in Anchorage last year.
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First Known Use of dramatize
DRAMATIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dramatize for English Language Learners
: 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
DRAMATIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of dramatize for Students
- The TV show dramatized the musician's life.
- The accident dramatized the need for greater safety measures.
dramatization\ˌdra-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən, ˌdrä-\ noun
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