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Verb: dramatise  'draa-mu,tIz or 'dra-mu,tIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: dramatize)
  1. Put into dramatic form
    "dramatise a book for a screenplay";
    - dramatize, adopt
  2. Represent something in a dramatic manner
    "These events dramatise the lack of social responsibility among today's youth";
    - dramatize
  3. Make appear better or greater (in power, wealth, quality, etc.) than reality
    - embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise [Brit], blow up, dramatize

Derived forms: dramatised, dramatising, dramatises

Type of: amplify, compose, exaggerate, hyperbolise [Brit], hyperbolize, indite [archaic], magnify, overdraw, overstate, pen, represent, write

Encyclopedia: Dramatise