Dramatize - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdræmətaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word dramatize
Brit.  |ˈdramətʌɪz|  British pronunciation of the word dramatize

verb

- put into dramatic form (syn: adopt, dramatise)
- represent something in a dramatic manner(syn: dramatise)

These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

- add details to (syn: aggrandise, aggrandize, dramatise, embellish, embroider, lard, pad)

Examples

The movie dramatizes her early life.

The book is dramatized in a new play.

I know I tend to dramatize things but it really was awful.

She cited a series of statistics to dramatize the seriousness of the problem.

This tragedy dramatizes the need for improvements in highway safety.

These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: dramatize
he/she/it: dramatizes
present participle: dramatizing
past tense: dramatized
past participle: dramatized
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