transitive verb-·tized·, -·tiz·ing
- to make into a drama; adapt (a story, events, etc.) for performance on the stage, in a film, etc.
- to regard or present (actions, oneself, etc.) as though in a play; give dramatic quality to
Origin of dramatizefrom Late Latin drama (gen. dramatis), drama + -ize
- to be capable of being dramatized
- to dramatize oneself