Definition of dramatize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    dramatize

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈdrɑməˌtaɪz//
     
    , NAmE//ˈdræməˌtaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dramatize
     
    he / she / it dramatizes
     
    past simple dramatized
     
    -ing form dramatizing
     
     
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  1. 1 [transitive] dramatize something to present a book, an event, etc. as a play or a movie Jane Austen's “Emma” was dramatized on television recently.
  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.
 dramatization
 
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NAmE//ˌdrɑmət̮əˈzeɪʃn//
 
, NAmE//ˌdræmət̮əˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable, countable] a television dramatization of the trial She has a tendency to dramatization.
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