Etymology
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novelize (v.)

1640s, "to make new, change by introducing novelties," from novel (adj.) + -ize. From 1828 as "to make into a novel" (from novel (n.)). Related: Novelized; novelizing; novelization.

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Definitions of novelize

novelize (v.)
convert into the form or the style of a novel;
The author novelized the historical event
Synonyms: novelise / fictionalize / fictionalise
From wordnet.princeton.edu