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fictionalize

[fik-shuh-nl-ahyz] /ˈfɪk ʃə nlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), fictionalized, fictionalizing.
1.
to make into fiction; give a somewhat imaginative or fictional version of:
to fictionalize a biography.
Also, fictionize.
Also, especially British, fictionalise.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; fictional + -ize
Related forms
fictionalization, noun
fictionalizer, noun
semifictionalized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fictionalization

fictionalize

/ˈfɪkʃənəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make into fiction or give a fictional aspect to
Derived Forms
fictionalization, fictionalisation, noun
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