overdramatize


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overdramatize

(ˌəʊvəˈdræmətaɪz) or

overdramatise

vb (tr)
to make too dramatic

overdramatize


Past participle: overdramatized
Gerund: overdramatizing

Imperative
overdramatize
overdramatize
Present
I overdramatize
you overdramatize
he/she/it overdramatizes
we overdramatize
you overdramatize
they overdramatize
Preterite
I overdramatized
you overdramatized
he/she/it overdramatized
we overdramatized
you overdramatized
they overdramatized
Present Continuous
I am overdramatizing
you are overdramatizing
he/she/it is overdramatizing
we are overdramatizing
you are overdramatizing
they are overdramatizing
Present Perfect
I have overdramatized
you have overdramatized
he/she/it has overdramatized
we have overdramatized
you have overdramatized
they have overdramatized
Past Continuous
I was overdramatizing
you were overdramatizing
he/she/it was overdramatizing
we were overdramatizing
you were overdramatizing
they were overdramatizing
Past Perfect
I had overdramatized
you had overdramatized
he/she/it had overdramatized
we had overdramatized
you had overdramatized
they had overdramatized
Future
I will overdramatize
you will overdramatize
he/she/it will overdramatize
we will overdramatize
you will overdramatize
they will overdramatize
Future Perfect
I will have overdramatized
you will have overdramatized
he/she/it will have overdramatized
we will have overdramatized
you will have overdramatized
they will have overdramatized
Future Continuous
I will be overdramatizing
you will be overdramatizing
he/she/it will be overdramatizing
we will be overdramatizing
you will be overdramatizing
they will be overdramatizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overdramatizing
you have been overdramatizing
he/she/it has been overdramatizing
we have been overdramatizing
you have been overdramatizing
they have been overdramatizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overdramatizing
you will have been overdramatizing
he/she/it will have been overdramatizing
we will have been overdramatizing
you will have been overdramatizing
they will have been overdramatizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overdramatizing
you had been overdramatizing
he/she/it had been overdramatizing
we had been overdramatizing
you had been overdramatizing
they had been overdramatizing
Conditional
I would overdramatize
you would overdramatize
he/she/it would overdramatize
we would overdramatize
you would overdramatize
they would overdramatize
Past Conditional
I would have overdramatized
you would have overdramatized
he/she/it would have overdramatized
we would have overdramatized
you would have overdramatized
they would have overdramatized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overdramatize - present in an overly dramatic manner; "She is overdramatizing her child's failure in the physics class"
dramatise, dramatize - represent something in a dramatic manner; "These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth"
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Nor is she swayed by Jadis's attempts to encourage the children to overdramatize themselves as Weston entices the Lady to do; when Jadis spins a courtly tale about how Digory came hero-like to free her, Digory admits weakly that it didn't exactly happen that way, but Polly is adamant: "Why, it's absolute bosh from beginning to end" (5.71).
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She's going to completely overdramatize and exaggerate everything,' which I do have a tendency to do."