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 (drăm′ə-tīz′, drä′mə-)
v. dram·a·tized, dram·a·tiz·ing, dram·a·tiz·es
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.
To be adaptable to dramatic form: a story that dramatizes well.
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(ˈdræməˌtaɪzd) or


(Theatre) adapted as a play
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In its strict form the Morality Play was a dramatized moral allegory.
This is what it says: "The Piccadilly Theatre will reopen shortly with a dramatized version of Miss Edith Butler's popular novel, White Roses , prepared by the authoress herself.
He had a vivid recollection of White Roses , the novel, and he did not anticipate any keen enjoyment from it in its dramatized form.
Farebrother had not been looking at her with evident admiration, while he dramatized an intense interest in the tale to please the children.
Polly had never been much to the theatre; and the few plays she had seen were the good old fairy tales, dramatized to suit young beholders, lively, bright, and full of the harmless nonsense which brings the laugh without the blush.
The above relation is founded on her narrative, which I have not so much dramatized as might be supposed.
'It was dramatized in such a way that audience will laugh.
During the opening ceremony of the III World Nomad Games on Cholpon-Ata hippodrome in Issyk-Kul region the grand dramatized show with participation of 1,500 artists of various genres will be presented.
Based on the bold theme of child abuse, Udaari touches a very sensitive issue, which has never been dramatized and shown on TV before.
The trilogy ranges from prehistoric times to the late 1980s and blends memoir, letters, and dramatized episodes to create an anatomy of the river.
Three of Naseem Hijazi's novels have been dramatized. Akhri Chataan and Shaheen were dramatized in 1980s.