dramatise

dramatize

[dram-uh-tahyz, drah-muh-]
verb (used with object), dramatized, dramatizing.
1.
to put into a form suitable for acting on a stage.
2.
to express or represent vividly, emotionally, or strikingly: He dramatizes his woes with sobs and sighs.
verb (used without object), dramatized, dramatizing.
3.
to express oneself in a dramatic or exaggerated way.
Also, especially British, dramatise.


Origin:
1770–80; < Greek drāmat- (see dramatic) + -ize

dramatizable, adjective
dramatizer, noun
overdramatize, verb, overdramatized, overdramatizing.
undramatizable, adjective
undramatized, adjective
well-dramatized, adjective
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dramatize or dramatise (ˈdræməˌtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to put into dramatic form
2.  to express or represent (something) in a dramatic or exaggerated way: he dramatizes his illness
 
dramatise or dramatise
 
vb
 
'dramatizable or dramatise
 
adj
 
'dramatisable or dramatise
 
adj
 
'dramatizer or dramatise
 
n
 
'dramatiser or dramatise
 
n

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dramatize
1780s, "to adopt for the stage," see drama + -ize. Meaning "to act out" is from 1823. Related: Dramatized; dramatizing.
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