dramatize (Amer.) dram·a·tize || 'dræmətaɪz v. adapt for theatrical presentation; exaggerate; add details to, embellish (also dramatise)

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  • Dramatizing — Dramatize Dram a*tize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dramatized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dramatizing}.] [Cf. F. dramatiser.] To compose in the form of the drama; to represent in a drama; to adapt to dramatic representation; as, to dramatize a novel, or an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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