One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the novel was dramatized in six episodes for television’
turn into a film, turn into a play, adapt for the screen, adapt for the stage, base a screenplay on, put into dramatic form, present as a film, present as a play
2‘the tabloids sought to dramatize an already dramatic event’
exaggerate, overdo, overstate, overemphasize, overplay, hyperbolize, overstress, magnify, amplify, inflate, catastrophize
sensationalize, embroider, colour, heighten, expand on, aggrandize, dress up, touch up, embellish, elaborate, gild
informal make a big thing out of, blow up, blow up out of all proportion, lay it on thick, ham up
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