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, fic·tion·al·ise.Also fictionize.

Origin of fictionalize

First recorded in 1920–25; fictional + -ize
Related formsfic·tion·al·i·za·tion, nounfic·tion·al·iz·er, nounsem·i·fic·tion·al·ized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for fictionalized

fabricate, transpose, falsify, novelize, fictionize

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British Dictionary definitions for fictionalized




(tr) to make into fiction or give a fictional aspect to
Derived Formsfictionalization or fictionalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for fictionalized



1925, from fictional + -ize. Related: Fictionalized; fictionalizing.

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