verb (used with object), trag·e·dized, trag·e·diz·ing.

to make tragic; imbue with the aspects of tragedy: a story tragedized by calamity and loss of hope.

Nearby words

  1. trafficky,
  2. trafford,
  3. tragacanth,
  4. tragedian,
  5. tragedienne,
  6. tragedy,
  7. tragic,
  8. tragic flaw,
  9. tragic hero,
  10. tragic irony

Also especially British, trag·e·dise.

Origin of tragedize

First recorded in 1585–95; traged(y) + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019