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Dramatize   /drˈɑmətˌaɪz/  /drˈæmətˌaɪz/   Listen

(past & past part. dramatized; pres. part. dramatizing)
Put into dramatic form.  Synonyms: adopt, dramatise.
Represent something in a dramatic manner.  Synonym: dramatise.
Add details to.  Synonyms: aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, dramatise, embellish, embroider, lard, pad.

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"Dramatize" Quotes from Famous Books

... Intelligencer it was impossible to dramatize the event; even the rewritemen were baffled, for under the enormous head SALT SOWN they could not find enough copy to carry over from ...
— Greener Than You Think • Ward Moore

... or infatuation for the regular drama lasted a little over a year. Marino Faliero, Sardanapalus, and the Two Foscari, were the fruits of his "self-denying ordinance to dramatize, like the Greeks ... striking passages of history" (letter to Murray, July 14, 1821, Letters, 1901, v. 323). The mood was destined to pass, but for a while the neophyte ...
— The Works of Lord Byron - Poetry, Volume V. • Lord Byron

... will know," she said to herself, with a kind of fierce exultation; and immediately she began to dramatize the scene. As soon as he came in she meant to call him up to her room and hand him the letters without a word. For a moment she gloated on the picture; then her imagination recoiled from it. She was humiliated by the thought of humiliating him. She wanted to keephis ...
— Tales Of Men And Ghosts • Edith Wharton

... belonged—the out-trailer, the hater of humdrum, of dull orbits and of routine. The thrilling years he had spent—business! This was the adventure of which he had always dreamed, and since it would never arrive as a sequence, he had proceeded to dramatize it! He was Tom Sawyer grown up; and for a raft on the Mississippi substitute a seagoing yacht. There was then in this matter-of-fact world such a man, and he sat across the table ...
— The Pagan Madonna • Harold MacGrath

... what I can't help, Basil. It's the only way I can realize whether it will do for us. I have to dramatize ...
— Henry James, Jr. • William Dean Howells

Words linked to "Dramatize" :   authorship, writing, overstate, exaggerate, glorify, indite, hyperbolise, amplify, write, overdraw, composition, overdramatise, penning, pen, represent, compose, embellish, dramatist, dramatization, magnify, hyperbolize, drama

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