dramatize Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "dramatize" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

dramatizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈdrɑ·məˌtɑɪz, ˈdræm·ə-/

dramatize verb [T] (MAKE EXCITING)

to make something seem more exciting or surprising than it is: The event was staged to dramatize the shortage of skilled carpenters.

dramatize verb [T] (MAKE INTO PLAY)

to change a piece of writing into a play to be performed: He was hired by a movie production company to dramatize the novel.
(Definition of dramatize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dramatize?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “dramatize” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More