theatricalize

[ thee-a-tri-kuh-lahyz ]
/ θiˈæ trɪ kəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), the·at·ri·cal·ized, the·at·ri·cal·iz·ing.

to put into dramatic or theatrical form; dramatize.
to express or represent in a spectacular or extravagantly histrionic manner.

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Origin of theatricalize

First recorded in 1770–80; theatrical + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM theatricalize

the·at·ri·cal·i·za·tion, noun
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