melodramatize

verb
melo·​dra·​ma·​tize | \ ˌme-lə-ˈdra-mə-ˌtīz How to pronounce melodramatize (audio) , -ˈdrä-\
melodramatized; melodramatizing; melodramatizes

Definition of melodramatize

transitive verb

1 : to make melodramatic melodramatize a situation
2 : to make a melodrama of (something, such as a novel)

Other Words from melodramatize

melodramatization \ ˌme-​lə-​ˌdra-​mə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce melodramatization (audio) , -​ˌdrä-​ \ noun

First Known Use of melodramatize

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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