Dramatize Dram"a*tize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dramatized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dramatizing}.] [Cf. F. dramatiser.] To compose in the form of the drama; to represent in a drama; to adapt to dramatic representation; as, to dramatize a novel, or an historical episode. [1913 Webster]

They dramatized tyranny for public execration. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

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  • dramatize — [dram′ə tīz΄, drä′mətīz΄] vt. dramatized, dramatizing [< LL drama (gen. dramatis), DRAMA + IZE] 1. to make into a drama; adapt (a story, events, etc.) for performance on the stage, in a film, etc. 2. to regard or present (actions, oneself, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • dramatize — 1780s, to adopt for the stage, see DRAMA (Cf. drama) (Gk. stem dramat ) + IZE (Cf. ize). Meaning to act out is from 1823. Related: Dramatized; dramatizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • dramatize — (Amer.) dram·a·tize || dræmÉ™taɪz v. adapt for theatrical presentation; exaggerate; add details to, embellish (also dramatise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • dramatize — (also dramatise) ► VERB 1) present (a novel, event, etc.) as a play. 2) exaggerate the excitement or seriousness of. DERIVATIVES dramatization noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • dramatize — UK [ˈdræmətaɪz] / US [ˈdræməˌtaɪz] verb Word forms dramatize : present tense I/you/we/they dramatize he/she/it dramatizes present participle dramatizing past tense dramatized past participle dramatized 1) [transitive] theatre to make a book or… …   English dictionary

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