novelize

[ nov-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈnɒv əˌlaɪz /
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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.

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Also especially British, nov·el·ise .

Origin of novelize

First recorded in 1625–35; novel1 + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM novelize

nov·el·i·za·tion, nounnov·el·iz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for novelize

novelize

novelise

/ (ˈnɒvəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to convert (a true story, film, etc) into a novel

Derived forms of novelize

novelization or novelisation, noun
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