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.
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
1 : to make into a play, movie, or other show <The TV show dramatized the musician's life.>
2 : to present in a way that attracts attention <The accident dramatized the need for greater safety measures.>
dramatization\ˌdra-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən, ˌdrä-\ noun
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