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dramatizeverb [T]

UK usually dramatise uk   /ˈdræm.ə.taɪz/ us   /ˈdræm.ə.taɪz/
  • 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 usually dramatisation uk   /ˌdræm.ə.taɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌdræm.ə.t̬əˈzeɪ.ʃən/
a dramatization of a novel
(Definition of dramatize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 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)
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