from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To adapt (a literary work) for dramatic presentation, as in a theater or on television or radio.
  • transitive v. To present or view in a dramatic or melodramatic way.
  • intransitive v. To be adaptable to dramatic form.
  • intransitive v. To indulge in self-dramatization.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To adapt a literary work so that it can be performed in the theatre, or on radio or television.
  • v. To present something in a dramatic or melodramatic manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To compose in the form of the drama; to represent in a drama; to adapt to dramatic representation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a drama of; put into dramatic form; adapt for representation on the stage: as, to dramatize an 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 dramatise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. put into dramatic form
  • v. represent something in a dramatic manner
  • v. add details to


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