See more synonyms for novelize on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), nov·el·ized, nov·el·iz·ing.
- to put into the form of a novel: He tried to novelize one of Shakespeare's plays.
- to make fictional; fictionalize.
Also especially British, nov·el·ise.Related formsnov·el·i·za·tion, nounnov·el·iz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for novelize
Derived Formsnovelization or novelisation, noun
- to convert (a true story, film, etc) into a novel
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Word Origin and History for novelize
1640s, "to make new," from novel (adj.) + -ize. From 1828 as "to make into a novel" (from novel (n.)). Related: Novelized; novelizing.
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