- to put into a form suitable for acting on a stage.
- to express or represent vividly, emotionally, or strikingly: He dramatizes his woes with sobs and sighs.
- to express oneself in a dramatic or exaggerated way.
Also especially British, dram·a·tise.
Origin of dramatize
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Examples from the Web for overdramatize
“I know they stylize and overdramatize some of the fights…but ultimately it comes back to the story,” he says.Spartacus Hero Liam McIntyre’s Unlikely Rise into the Role
January 27, 2012
- (tr) to put into dramatic form
- to express or represent (something) in a dramatic or exaggerated wayhe dramatizes his illness
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Word Origin and History for overdramatize
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