transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1918 to make into or treat in the manner of fiction <
fictionalize a biography
fictionalization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fictionalize — index fabricate (make up), invent (falsify) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fictionalize — 1925, from FICTIONAL (Cf. fictional) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Fictionalized …   Etymology dictionary

  • fictionalize — (Amer.) v. transform into a fictional narrative, treat like fiction (also fictionalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fictionalize — [fik′shə nəl īz΄] vt. fictionalized, fictionalizing to deal with (historical events, a person s life, etc.) in fictional form, as in a narrative that includes imaginary events, characters, dialogue, etc.: also fictionize fictionalization n …   English World dictionary

  • fictionalize — [[t]fɪ̱kʃənəlaɪz[/t]] fictionalizes, fictionalizing, fictionalized VERB To fictionalize an account of something that really happened means to tell it as a story, with some details changed or added. [V n] We had to fictionalize names. [V ed] ...a… …   English dictionary

  • fictionalize — UK [ˈfɪkʃ(ə)nəlaɪz] / US [ˈfɪkʃən(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms fictionalize : present tense I/you/we/they fictionalize he/she/it fictionalizes present participle fictionalizing past tense fictionalized past participle fictionalized to… …   English dictionary

  • fictionalize — fictionalization, n. fictionalizer, n. /fik sheuh nl uyz /, v.t., fictionalized, fictionalizing. to make into fiction; give a somewhat imaginative or fictional version of: to fictionalize a biography. Also, fictionize. Also, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

  • fictionalize — fic•tion•al•ize [[t]ˈfɪk ʃə nlˌaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing to make into fiction; give a fictional version of: to fictionalize a biography[/ex] • Etymology: 1920–25 fic tion•al•i•za′tion, n. fic′tion•al•iz er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • fictionalize — fiction ► NOUN 1) prose literature, especially novels, describing imaginary events and people. 2) invention as opposed to fact. 3) a false belief or statement, accepted as true for the sake of convenience. DERIVATIVES fictional adjective… …   English terms dictionary

  • fictionalize — verb a) To retell something real as if it were fiction, especially by fabricating falsehoods b) To convert something into a novel or other dramatic work See Also: fictionalization …   Wiktionary

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