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

Derived forms: dramatized, dramatizes, dramatizing

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

Encyclopedia: Dramatize