dram‧a‧tize also dramatise British English [transitive]
to make a book or event into a play or film:
a novel dramatized for television
to make a situation seem more exciting, terrible etc than it really is:
Why do you have to dramatize everything?
to make something more noticeable [= highlight]:
This incident dramatized the difficulties involved in the project.
—dramatization noun [uncountable and countable]