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dramatize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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dramatizedram‧a‧tize (also dramatise British English) /ˈdræmətaɪz/ AWL verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 AMTCBto make a book or event into a play or film 🔊 a novel dramatized for television2 EXCITEDto make a situation seem more exciting, terrible etc than it really is 🔊 Why do you have to dramatize everything?3 to make something more noticeable syn highlight 🔊 This incident dramatized the difficulties involved in the project.dramatization /ˌdræmətaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -tə-/ noun [countable, uncountable]
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dramatizeYet its simplicity dramatizes a grim reality.I really wanted to get across an idea that I thought should be dramatized and have Mary star in it.Twigg's search for her daughter was dramatized in a TV movie.Some newspapers tend to dramatize reports of property crimes.It dramatized the challenge of trying to pose as a progressive leader while maintaining a profiteering, corrupt political organization.It dramatized the superiority of ironclad warships over wooden ones.I can dramatize this by discussing the one time when I did try to aim for a distant target.
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Verb table
dramatize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydramatize
he, she, itdramatizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydramatized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dramatized
he, she, ithas dramatized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dramatized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dramatize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dramatized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dramatizing
he, she, itis dramatizing
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you, we, theyare dramatizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas dramatizing
you, we, theywere dramatizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dramatizing
he, she, ithas been dramatizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dramatizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dramatizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dramatizing
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