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Meaning of DRAMATIZE

Pronunciation:  'dramu`tIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  add details to
  2. [v]  represent something in a dramatic manner; "These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth"
  3. [v]  put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"

DRAMATIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: adopt, aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, dramatise, dramatise, embellish, embroider, lard, pad
 See Also: amplify, compose, exaggerate, glorify, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, indite, magnify, overdramatise, overdramatize, overdraw, overstate, pen, represent, write



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dram"a*tize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dramatized}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Dramatizing}.] [Cf. F. dramatiser.]
To compose in the form of the drama; to represent in a drama;
to adapt to dramatic representation; as, to dramatize a
novel, or an historical episode.

      They dramatized tyranny for public execration.

Thesaurus Terms
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