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English verb: fictionalize

1. fictionalize (creation) make into fiction

SamplesThe writer fictionalized the lives of his parents in his latest novel.

Synonymsfictionalise, retell

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)re-create

2. fictionalize (change) convert into the form or the style of a novel

SamplesThe author novelized the historical event.

Synonymsfictionalise, novelise, novelize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)convert

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