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Definition of dramatize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , 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.
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, NAmE//ˌdræmət̮əˈzeɪʃn//
noun [uncountable, countable] a television dramatization of the trial She has a tendency to dramatization.
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