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fictionalize

verb fic·tion·al·ize \ˈfik-shnə-ˌlīz, -shə-nə-ˌlīz\

: to change (a true story) into fiction by changing or adding details

fic·tion·al·izedfic·tion·al·iz·ing

Full Definition of FICTIONALIZE

transitive verb
:  to make into or treat in the manner of fiction <fictionalize a biography>
fic·tion·al·i·za·tion \ˌfik-shnə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -shə-nə-lə-\ noun

Examples of FICTIONALIZE

  1. The book is a fictionalized account of their travels.
  2. Her books are based in fact, but she fictionalizes many of the events.

First Known Use of FICTIONALIZE

1918

Rhymes with FICTIONALIZE

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