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verb (used with object), fic·tion·al·ized, fic·tion·al·iz·ing.
- to make into fiction; give a somewhat imaginative or fictional version of: to fictionalize a biography.
Also especially British
Origin of fictionalize
Related formsfic·tion·al·i·za·tion, nounfic·tion·al·iz·er, nounsem·i·fic·tion·al·ized, adjective
First recorded in 1920–25; fictional
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for fictionalize
Derived Formsfictionalization or fictionalisation, noun
- (tr) to make into fiction or give a fictional aspect to
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Word Origin and History for fictionalize
1925, from fictional + -ize. Related: Fictionalized; fictionalizing.
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