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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.
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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 ​storyseem 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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