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dramatize

[ dram-uh-tahyz, drah-muh- ]
/ 藞dr忙m 蓹藢ta瑟z, 藞dr蓱 m蓹- /
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verb (used with object), dram路a路tized, dram路a路tiz路ing.
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.
verb (used without object), dram路a路tized, dram路a路tiz路ing.
to express oneself in a dramatic or exaggerated way.
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Also especially British, dram路a路tise .

Origin of dramatize

1770鈥80; <Greek dr膩mat- (see dramatic) + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for dramatize

dramatize

dramatise

/ (藞dr忙m蓹藢ta瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to put into dramatic form
to express or represent (something) in a dramatic or exaggerated wayhe dramatizes his illness

Derived forms of dramatize

dramatizable or dramatisable, adjectivedramatizer or dramatiser, noun
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