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Dramatize   /drˈɑmətˌaɪz/  /drˈæmətˌaɪz/   Listen
Dramatize

verb
(past & past part. dramatized; pres. part. dramatizing)
1.
Put into dramatic form.  Synonyms: adopt, dramatise.
2.
Represent something in a dramatic manner.  Synonym: dramatise.
3.
Add details to.  Synonyms: aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, dramatise, embellish, embroider, lard, pad.



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"Dramatize" Quotes from Famous Books



... all this, for myself," he disclaimed, after listening to the telecast from Terra two days after his discovery. "But this is going to be a big thing for Martian archaeology. Bring it to the public attention; dramatize it. Selim, can you remember when Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter found the ...
— Omnilingual • H. Beam Piper

... decided to write herself—in other words, to dramatize her own experiences, to draw on her emotions, her own views of life. She must leave it to Jarvis to rouse and stir people. She would be content to amuse and charm them. So she boldly called her tale by her own name, ...
— Bambi • Marjorie Benton Cooke

... the old Bible and chance pickings. The stirring and bloodcurdling stories in the Books of the Maccabees were his favourites. He read them over and over, and he tried to dramatize that unbroken record of battles with the help of his tin soldiers. But the reason he could return to those stories so often was that he began studying them while reading was still a partly mastered art, and half the time he was more interested ...
— The Soul of a Child • Edwin Bjorkman

... efforts at Covent Garden to bring back to the stage its higher associations of good literature and intellectual enjoyment. It connects curiously now that unrealized hope with the exact title of the only story he ever helped himself to dramatize, and which Mr. Fechter played at the Adelphi three years before ...
— The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete • John Forster

... not crowd its characters. It should not choke itself trying to dramatize the whole big bloody plot of Lorna Doone, or any other novel with a dozen leading people. Yet some gentle episode from the John Ridd farm, some half-chapter when Lorna and the Doones are almost forgotten, would be fitting. Let the duck-yard be parading ...
— The Art Of The Moving Picture • Vachel Lindsay

... 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



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



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