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dramatize

verb [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.
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