- 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.
Origin of novelize
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- to convert (a true story, film, etc) into a novel
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Word Origin and History for novelize
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