melodramatize

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of melodrama +‎ dramatize

Verb[edit]

melodramatize (third-person singular simple present melodramatizes, present participle melodramatizing, simple past and past participle melodramatized)

  1. (transitive) To make melodramatic.
    • 2007 January 14, James Traub, “Does Abe Foxman Have an Anti-Anti-Semite Problem?”, in New York Times[1]:
      It’s tempting to compare Abe Foxman with Al Sharpton, another portly, bellicose, melodramatizing defender of ethnic ramparts.

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