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English verb: dramatize

1. dramatize (creation) put into dramatic form

SamplesAdopt a book for a screenplay.

ExamplesDid he dramatize his major works over a short period of time?

Synonymsadopt, dramatise

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write

Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing

2. dramatize (communication) represent something in a dramatic manner

SamplesThese events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)represent

Narrower (hyponym)overdramatise, overdramatize

3. dramatize (communication) add details to

ExamplesThey won't dramatize the story

Synonymsaggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, dramatise, embellish, embroider, lard, pad

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate

Narrower (hyponym)glorify

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