Meaning of “dramatize” in the English Dictionary

"dramatize" in British English

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dramatizeverb [ T ]

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

"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 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)