dramatize - definition in the Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “dramatize”

See all translations

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 playTheatre - general words
dramatization
 
 
/ˌdræmətaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun [C, U]
(Definition of dramatize from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “dramatize” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More