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fictionalize

[ fik-shuh-nl-ahyz ]
/ 藞f瑟k 蕛蓹 nl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), fic路tion路al路ized, fic路tion路al路iz路ing.
to make into fiction; give a somewhat imaginative or fictional version of: to fictionalize a biography.
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Also especially British, fic路tion路al路ise . Also fictionize.

Origin of fictionalize

First recorded in 1920鈥25; fictional + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM fictionalize

fic路tion路al路i路za路tion, nounfic路tion路al路iz路er, nounsem路i路fic路tion路al路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fictionalize

fictionalize

fictionalise

/ (藞f瑟k蕛蓹n蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to make into fiction or give a fictional aspect to

Derived forms of fictionalize

fictionalization or fictionalisation, noun
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