from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To adapt (a story or literary work) for dramatic presentation, as in a theater or on television or radio.
- intransitive verb To present or draw attention to in a dramatic way.
- intransitive verb To be adaptable to dramatic form.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To make a drama of; put into dramatic form; adapt for representation on the stage: as, to
dramatizean incident or an adventure; to dramatize a legend or a novel.
- To express or manifest dramatically; bring out in a dramatic or theatrical manner.
- Also spelled
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To compose in the form of the drama; to represent in a drama; to adapt to dramatic representation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
adapta literarywork so that it can be performedin the theatre, or on radioor television.
- verb To present something in a
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb put into dramatic form
- verb represent something in a dramatic manner
- verb add details to
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I can understand dramatizing/fictionalizing a movie about the Revolutionary War, but when we have actual footage and actual people who survived, why on earth would you need to/want to "dramatize" it?
Medvedev said he would not "dramatize" troubled ties between Russia and NATO and said NATO needs Russia more than Russia needs NATO.
Medvedev said he would not "dramatize" troubled ties between Russia and NATO, and warned that NATO needs Russia more than Russia needs NATO.
Without a single exception, all hindi news channels are telecasting crime bulletins in which they "dramatize" (see their creativity!) some crime-based theme and teach criminals how to commit crimes in a new way!
"On Facebook" is a clever conceit by Doug Wright, who used the thread of an online argument about gay marriage to create his work, though unfortunately it's not lengthy or vivid enough to do more than document, as opposed to dramatize.
We tend to dramatize teenage sexuality through the assumption that young people are unable to exercise control over their urges and interactions.
But when we dramatize teenage sexuality by focusing only on its risks, we don't give young people the tools to mature into sexually and emotionally healthy adults.
To dramatize a claim the cuts would mean the death of their schools, students and parents from 55 schools ferried mock coffins to Lisbon and put them on the median strip outside Ms. Alçada's ministry.
It would dramatize the difference between two opposing views of human society.
So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.