Novelize Nov"el*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Novelized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Novelizing}.] 1. To innovate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. To put into the form of novels; to represent by fiction; to fictionalize. ``To novelize history.'' --Sir J. Herschel. [1913 Webster]

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  • Novelize — Nov el*ize, v. i. To innovate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • novelize — (v.) 1640s, to make new, from NOVEL (Cf. novel) (adj.) + IZE (Cf. ize). From 1828 as to make into a novel (from NOVEL (Cf. novel) (n.)). Related: Novelized; novelizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • novelize — (Amer.) nÉ‘vÉ™laɪz / nÉ’ v. adapt to a novel; create a novel from a true story and often adding fictional details (also novelise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • novelize — [näv′ə līz΄] vt. novelized, novelizing to give the form or characteristics of a novel to; make into or like a novel; specif., to use (a film script) as the basis of a novel novelization n …   English World dictionary

  • novelize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1828 to convert into the form of a novel < novelize a play > • novelization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • novelize — novelization, n. novelizer, n. /nov euh luyz /, v.t., 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, esp. Brit., novelise. [1625 35; NOVEL1 +… …   Universalium

  • novelize — verb To adapt something to a fictional form, especially to adapt into a novel. Herbert was able to novelize his experiences as a soldier into a compelling action drama …   Wiktionary

  • novelize — nov•el•ize [[t]ˈnɒv əˌlaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing lit. to put into the form of a novel: to novelize a play[/ex] • Etymology: 1820–30 nov el•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • novelize — or novelise verb [usu. as adjective novelized] convert (a story, typically one in the form of a film) into a novel. Derivatives novelization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • novelize — nov·el·ize …   English syllables

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