Etymology
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dramatize (v.)

1780s, "to adopt for the stage," see drama (Greek stem dramat-) + -ize. Meaning "to express or manifest dramatically" is from 1823. Related: Dramatized; dramatizing.

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Definitions of dramatize

dramatize (v.)
put into dramatic form;
Synonyms: dramatise / adopt
dramatize (v.)
represent something in a dramatic manner;
These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth
Synonyms: dramatise
dramatize (v.)
add details to;
Synonyms: embroider / pad / lard / embellish / aggrandize / aggrandise / blow up / dramatise
From wordnet.princeton.edu