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novelize

[nov-uh-lahyz] /ˈnɒv əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), novelized, novelizing.
1.
to put into the form of a novel:
He tried to novelize one of Shakespeare's plays.
2.
to make fictional; fictionalize.
Also, especially British, novelise.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; novel1 + -ize
Related forms
novelization, noun
novelizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for novelize

novelize

/ˈnɒvəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to convert (a true story, film, etc) into a novel
Derived Forms
novelization, novelisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for novelize
v.

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

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