fictionalize

[fik-shuh-nl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), fictionalized, fictionalizing.
to make into fiction; give a somewhat imaginative or fictional version of: to fictionalize a biography.
Also, fictionize.
Also, especially British, fictionalise.


Origin:
1920–25; fictional + -ize

fictionalization, noun
fictionalizer, noun
semifictionalized, adjective
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fictionalize or fictionalise (ˈfɪkʃənəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to make into fiction or give a fictional aspect to
 
fictionalise or fictionalise
 
vb
 
fictionali'zation or fictionalise
 
n
 
fictionali'sation or fictionalise
 
n

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Example sentences
There isn't a particular model for this book, but there are many books that exhibit or fictionalize characteristics of a society.
They have to extrapolate and sometimes fictionalize.
Any other valuation method would be misleading and would, in fact, fictionalize the company's true financial condition.
One thing of course is when one uses autobiographical material you fictionalize it.
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