- 1Adapt (a novel) or present (a particular incident) as a play or film: his play dramatized the plight of Maureen, a pregnant young womanMore example sentences
turn into a play/film, adapt for the stage/screen, base a screenplay on, put into dramatic form, present as a play/film
- And, for the record, Mike Leigh's award-winning 1999 film Topsy-Turvey dramatised the story of the play's creation alongside song and dance.
- Elements of this scenario were dramatised in the film, The Day After Tomorrow, with a knock-on effect that affected the global climate.
- The novel has been dramatized, filmed, and translated and remained in print throughout the author's life.
- 1.1Exaggerate the seriousness or importance of (an incident or situation): she had a tendency to dramatize thingsMore example sentences
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
- That means the Opposition Leader has deliberately misrepresented the situation in order to dramatise the situation for the sake of wedge politics.
- ‘The episodes are shallow, do not represent the issue in its magnitude and unnecessarily dramatises the situations,’ the letter signed by the board chairman, Vidya Shankar, said.
- The ring announcers did a great job of not dramatizing the whole situation and throughout the show did not show any of the horror that had unfolded in the arena.
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- Spectacular location footage, dramatisations and computer graphics support the latest scientific and historic research exploring the story of the real Three Kings.
- The original idea was to sample bits and pieces from a dramatisation of Jules Verne's Autour De La Lune and make a soundtrack for these samples.
- Any dramatisation of him on screen would verge on the blasphemous, but there was no limit to the ways in which his capacity could be envisioned.