[ dram-uh-tahyz, drah-muh- ]
/ ˈdræm əˌtaɪz, ˈdrɑ mə- /
verb (used with object), dram·a·tized, dram·a·tiz·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·a·tized, dram·a·tiz·ing.
to express oneself in a dramatic or exaggerated way.
- dramatic unities,
- dramatis personae,
Also especially British, dram·a·tise.
Origin of dramatize
dram·a·tiz·a·ble, adjectivedram·a·tiz·er, nouno·ver·dram·a·tize, verb, o·ver·dram·a·tized, o·ver·dram·a·tiz·ing.un·dram·a·tiz·a·ble, adjective
un·dram·a·tized, adjectivewell-dram·a·tized, adjective
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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|Adam Auriemma|January 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
/ (ˈdræməˌtaɪz) /
(tr) to put into dramatic form
to express or represent (something) in a dramatic or exaggerated wayhe dramatizes his illness
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