Etymology
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fictionalize (v.)

1911, from fictional + -ize. Related: Fictionalized; fictionalizing. Earlier was fictionize (1822).

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Definitions of fictionalize

fictionalize (v.)
make into fiction;
The writer fictionalized the lives of his parents in his latest novel
Synonyms: fictionalise / retell
fictionalize (v.)
convert into the form or the style of a novel;
Synonyms: novelize / novelise / fictionalise
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