dedramatize

dedramatize

(diːˈdræməˌtaɪz) or

dedramatise

vb (tr)
to cause to be less dramatic
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Speaking after a two-day EU summit, Juncker said "we should dedramatize these relations.
Our approach is framed by what Graham (2010b) calls the 'infrastructure turn' in urban research, and in particular Amin's (2013) contention that attention to 'material of resilience', including 'infrastructure capabilities', can serve to "dedramatize and decentre the neoliberal prospectus" (page 141).
"I would dedramatize the situation by telling her this often occurs in couples.," "To encourage her, I would tell her that what happened was not so grave as it was not violent.") and aggressive/blaming reactions to disclosure (three items; e.g.
suggest that governmentality should dedramatize globalization.
Beyond that, the counselors consider it important to dedramatize and demythologize the experience.
If too many people look at it, appreciate it, talk about it, that might dedramatize the painting and deprive it of the intention it had.
(28) After summarizing the philosophic and policy interventions addressed in this Article, the Conclusion reminds readers that fostering sexual autonomy ultimately dedramatizes, rather than aggrandizes, sex.