fictionalize

verb fic·tion·al·ize \ ˈfik-shnə-ˌlīz , -shə-nə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of fictionalize

fictionalized; fictionalizing
transitive verb
:to make into or treat in the manner of fiction
  • fictionalize a biography

fictionalization

play \ˌfik-shnə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -shə-nə-lə-\ noun

Examples of fictionalize in a Sentence

  1. The book is a fictionalized account of their travels.

  2. Her books are based in fact, but she fictionalizes many of the events.

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Origin and Etymology of fictionalize


FICTIONALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

fictionalize

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Definition of fictionalize for English Language Learners

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


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