Definition of dramatize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -ise) verb
    BrE BrE//ˈdræmətaɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdræmətaɪz//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dramatize
    BrE BrE//ˈdræmətaɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdræmətaɪz//
    he / she / it dramatizes
    BrE BrE//ˈdræmətaɪzɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdræmətaɪzɪz//
    past simple dramatized
    BrE BrE//ˈdræmətaɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdræmətaɪzd//
    past participle dramatized
    BrE BrE//ˈdræmətaɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdræmətaɪzd//
    -ing form dramatizing
    BrE BrE//ˈdræmətaɪzɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdræmətaɪzɪŋ//
    Producing a play
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  1. 1[transitive] dramatize something to present a book, an event, etc. as a play or a film/movie Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ was dramatized on television recently. See related entries: Producing a play
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] dramatize (something) to make something seem more exciting or important than it really is Don't worry too much about what she said—she tends to dramatize things.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dramatize