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dram·a·tize

 (drăm′ə-tīz′, drä′mə-)
v. dram·a·tized, dram·a·tiz·ing, dram·a·tiz·es
v.tr.
1. To adapt (a story or literary work) for dramatic presentation, as in a theater or on television or radio.
2. To present or draw attention to in a dramatic way: The novel dramatizes her disastrous marriage. The demonstration was organized to dramatize the problem of poverty.
v.intr.
To be adaptable to dramatic form: a story that dramatizes well.

dramatize

(ˈdræməˌtaɪz) or

dramatise

vb
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (tr) to put into dramatic form
2. to express or represent (something) in a dramatic or exaggerated way: he dramatizes his illness.
ˈdramaˌtizable, ˈdramaˌtisable adj
ˈdramaˌtizer, ˈdramaˌtiser n

dram•a•tize

(ˈdræm əˌtaɪz, ˈdrɑ mə-)

v. -tized, -tiz•ing. v.t.
1. to put into a form suitable for acting, as on a stage or in a film.
2. to express or represent in a vivid or intense, often exaggerated manner.
v.i.
3. to express oneself in a dramatic or exaggerated way.
[1770–80]
dram′a•tiz`a•ble, adj.
dram′a•tiz`er, n.

dramatize


Past participle: dramatized
Gerund: dramatizing

Imperative
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Present
I dramatize
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Preterite
I dramatized
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Present Continuous
I am dramatizing
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Present Perfect
I have dramatized
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Past Continuous
I was dramatizing
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Past Perfect
I had dramatized
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Future
I will dramatize
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Future Perfect
I will have dramatized
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Future Continuous
I will be dramatizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dramatizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dramatizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dramatizing
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Conditional
I would dramatize
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Past Conditional
I would have dramatized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dramatize - put into dramatic formdramatize - put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
indite, pen, write, compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
2.dramatize - represent something in a dramatic manner; "These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth"
represent - serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl"
overdramatise, overdramatize - present in an overly dramatic manner; "She is overdramatizing her child's failure in the physics class"
3.dramatize - add details to
glorify - cause to seem more splendid; "You are glorifying a rather mediocre building"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

dramatize

verb
1. adapt for the stage, turn into a play, present as a play, put into dramatic form The novel has been dramatized.
2. exaggerate, overdo, overstate, lay it on (thick) (slang), play-act, play to the gallery, make a performance of They have a tendency to dramatize every situation.

dramatize

verb
To produce on the stage:
Translations
dramatizovatzdramatizovat
dramatisere
dramatizál
færa í leikbúningÿkja
dramatizovaťzdramatizovať
abartmakdramatize etmekoyunlaştırmak

dramatize

[ˈdræmətaɪz] VT
1. [+ events etc] → dramatizar (Cine, TV) (= adapt) [+ novel] → adaptar a la televisión/al cine
2. (= exaggerate) → dramatizar, exagerar

dramatize

[ˈdræmətaɪz] dramatise (British) vt
(= exaggerate) [+ events] → dramatiser
(= adapt) (for TV)adapter pour la télévision; (for cinema)adapter pour le cinéma; (for radio)adapter pour la radio; (for the stage)adapter pour la scène, porter à la scène

dramatize

vt
novelfür die Bühne/das Fernsehen bearbeiten, dramatisieren
(= make vivid) eventdramatisieren
vi
(novel etc)sich für die Bühne/das Fernsehen bearbeiten lassen
(= exaggerate)übertreiben

dramatize

[ˈdræmətaɪz] vt (events, situation) → drammatizzare; (adaptation of novel, for TV) → ridurre or adattare per la televisione; (for cinema) → ridurre or adattare per lo schermo

drama

(ˈdraːmə) noun
1. a play for acting on the stage. He has just produced a new drama.
2. plays for the stage in general. modern drama.
3. the art of acting in plays. He studied drama at college.
4. exciting events. Life here is full of drama.
dramatic (drəˈmӕtik) adjective
1. of or in the form of a drama. a dramatic performance.
2. vivid or striking. a dramatic improvement; She made a dramatic entrance.
3. (of a person) showing (too) much feeling or emotion. She's very dramatic about everything.
draˈmatically adverb
ˈdramatist (ˈdrӕ-) noun
a writer of plays.
ˈdramatize, ˈdramatise (ˈdrӕ-) verb
1. to turn into the form of a play. She dramatized the novel for television.
2. to make real events seem like things that happen in a play. She dramatizes everything so!
dramatiˈzation noun
References in classic literature ?
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