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dramatize

verb [T] uk ( UK usually dramatise)   /ˈdræm.ə.taɪz/ us  

dramatize verb [T] (THEATRE)

When writers dramatize books, stories, poems, etc., they write them again in a form that can be performed.

dramatize verb [T] (MAKE EXCITING)

disapproving If someone dramatizes a report of what has happened to them, they make the story seem more exciting, important, or dangerous than it really is.
dramatization
noun [C] uk ( UK usually dramatisation)   /ˌdræm.ə.taɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌdræm.ə.t̬əˈ-/
a dramatization of a novel
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