Definition of Dramatize

1. Verb. Put into dramatic form. "Did he dramatize his major works over a short period of time?"; "Adopt a book for a screenplay"

Exact synonyms: Adopt, Dramatise
Category relationships: Authorship, Composition, Penning, Writing
Generic synonyms: Compose, Indite, Pen, Write
Derivative terms: Drama, Drama, Dramatisation, Dramatist, Drama, Drama, Dramatist, Dramatization, Dramatization



2. Verb. Represent something in a dramatic manner. "These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth"
Exact synonyms: Dramatise
Generic synonyms: Represent
Specialized synonyms: Overdramatise, Overdramatize
Derivative terms: Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama, Dramatisation, Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama, Dramatization

3. Verb. Add details to. "They won't dramatize the story "

Definition of Dramatize

1. v. t. 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 historical episode.

Definition of Dramatize

1. Verb. To adapt a literary work so that it can be performed in the theatre, or on radio or television. ¹

2. Verb. To present something in a dramatic or melodramatic manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dramatize

1. [v -TIZED, -TIZING, -TIZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dramatize

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dramatick
dramatics
dramatis personae
dramatisation
dramatisations
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dramatist
dramatists
dramatizable
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dramatizations
dramatize (current term)
dramatized
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dramatizing
dramatological
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dramaturg
dramaturge
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dramaturgic
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dramaturgies
dramaturgist

Literary usage of Dramatize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Essentials of English: Middle Grades by Henry Carr Pearson, Mary Frederika Kirchwey (1921)
"... means of gesture and acting than when simply repeated by one person. The story on page 197 is a story of this kind. Read it and prepare to dramatize it. ..."

2. The Canada Law Journal by William S. Hein & Company (1888)
"not print or otherwise multiply copies of the novel, any person may dramatize, and may cause his drama to be publicly represented. ..."

3. Renaissance in Italy by John Addington Symonds (1888)
"... and Veronese — Tintoretto's attempt to dramatize Venetian Art — Veronese's Mundane Splendor — Titian's Sophoclean Harmony — Their Schools — Further ..."

4. A New Spelling Book by Georgia Alexander (1919)
"SEVENTH YEAR —FIRST HALF AMERICANS — dramatize al'ien na'tive refuge for'eign God said, I am tired of kings, I suffer them no more; ******* My angel, ..."

5. Aldine Language Method by Frank Ellsworth Spaulding, Catherine Turner Bryce (1914)
"Getting Ready to dramatize the Story Help the children prepare for the dramatization of the story, ..."

6. Aldine Language Method, Part Two: Part Two : A Manual for Teachers Using by Frank Ellsworth Spaulding, Catherine Turner Bryce (1914)
"Getting Ready to dramatize the Story Help the children prepare for the dramatization of the story, ..."

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