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  • verb Alternative spelling of dramatize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb add details to
  • verb put into dramatic form
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner


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  • But such threats, as chair of the banking commission Sir John Vickers mildly remarked, only dramatise the gulf that has opened between bankers 'definition of their interests and any conception of the public interest.

    City reform has got off to a good start. Now for some real action Will Hutton 2010

  • Many have laboured, lost their footing and fallen in a bid to dramatise Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong, a herculean tale of thwarted love, haunted hearts and man's capacity for bonhomie and inhumanity during the first world war.

    Grace Dent: Birdsong 2012

  • You are resolved that your course should dramatise the whole play and interplay of force and matter.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters 2010

  • In Dan's film, tentatively entitled How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire, he similarly uses archive footage from the Russian revolution and the civil war, inserting himself and his wife into the footage to dramatise scenes from Maroussia's memoir, as well as some animation.

    Dan Edelstyn: My quest for the family spirit Stuart Jeffries 2010

  • Choreographed to the 1947 Stravinsky score, Orpheus cleverly deploys six dancers to dramatise the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, with a chorus of living characters (Orpheus's friends/chorus) and the inhabitants of the underworld (Death and Furies).

    This week's new dance 2011

  • She can tell instantly by his melancholic demeanour that there is something he wishes to dramatise, a state of mind he requires her participation to enact.

    Rachel Cusk | Portraits 2011

  • Next, throwing a few German words into the pot – Zukunftmusik and Uberwachung are two favourites – to dramatise its foreignness along with an obligatory reference to the Holy Roman Empire or the 1,000-year Reich, the EU is written off as corrupt, reckless and rigid.

    Europe takes an inspiring leap but Britain has a lesson to learn | Will hutton 2011

  • It didn't happen, so now they have to look back and dramatise scenes of 1970s rioting in the streets.

    House Points: Ricky Tomlinson and the Youth Parliament 2009

  • Arnold Wesker's tremendous 1959 play expanded the frontiers of drama in that it was one of the first to seriously dramatise work.

    Theatre review: The Kitchen at Oliver, London | Michael Billington 2011

  • Unfortunately, Archer did not dramatise this shadow on the American psyche with any depth or complexity.

    The Taking of Prince Harry and the limits of TV drama Mark Lawson 2010


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