Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dramatize

3 senses of dramatize

Sense 1
dramatize, dramatise, adopt -- (put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay")
       => write, compose, pen, indite -- (produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels")

Sense 2
dramatize, dramatise -- (represent something in a dramatic manner; "These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth")
       => represent -- (serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl")

Sense 3
embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise -- (add details to)
       => overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify -- (to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery")

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