melodramatize

verb
melo·​dra·​ma·​tize | \ˌme-lə-ˈdra-mə-ˌtīz, -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 \-​ˌdra-​mə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən, -​ˌdrä-​ \ noun

First Known Use of melodramatize

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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