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English definition of “dramatize”

dramatize

verb [T] ( also UK -ise)     /ˈdræmətaɪz/
SEEM EXCITING to make an event or situation seem more exciting than it really is: The media tends to dramatize things.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
STORY to change a story so that it can be performed as a play Theatre - general words
dramatization     /ˌdræmətaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun [C, U]
(Definition of dramatize verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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