dramatize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"dramatize" in British English

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dramatizeverb [T]

(UK usually dramatise) uk   us   /ˈdræm.ə.taɪz/

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 ​storyseem more ​exciting, ​important, or ​dangerous than it really is.
dramatization
noun [C] (UK usually dramatisation) uk   /ˌdræm.ə.taɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌdræm.ə.t̬əˈ-/
a dramatization of a ​novel
(Definition of dramatize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dramatize" in American English

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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 ​skilledcarpenters.

dramatize verb [T] (MAKE INTO PLAY)

to ​change a ​piece of writing into a ​play to be ​performed: He was ​hired by a ​movieproductioncompany to dramatize the ​novel.
(Definition of dramatize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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