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English definition of “dramatize”

dramatize

verb [T] (MAKE EXCITING) disapproving (UK usually dramatise)     /ˈdræm.ə.taɪz/
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.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
(Definition of dramatize verb (MAKE EXCITING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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