fictionalize


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fic·tion·al·ize

 (fĭk′shə-nə-līz′)
tr.v. fic·tion·al·ized, fic·tion·al·iz·ing, fic·tion·al·iz·es
To treat as or make into fiction: "has fictionalized his people and their town, but we know they are real" (Harper's).

fic′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

fictionalize

(ˈfɪkʃənəˌlaɪz) or

fictionalise

vb
(tr) to make into fiction or give a fictional aspect to
ˌfictionaliˈzation, ˌfictionaliˈsation n

fic•tion•al•ize

(ˈfɪk ʃə nlˌaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make into fiction; give a fictional version of: to fictionalize a biography.
[1920–25]
fic`tion•al•i•za′tion, n.
fic′tion•al•iz`er, n.

fictionalize


Past participle: fictionalized
Gerund: fictionalizing

Imperative
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fictionalize
Present
I fictionalize
you fictionalize
he/she/it fictionalizes
we fictionalize
you fictionalize
they fictionalize
Preterite
I fictionalized
you fictionalized
he/she/it fictionalized
we fictionalized
you fictionalized
they fictionalized
Present Continuous
I am fictionalizing
you are fictionalizing
he/she/it is fictionalizing
we are fictionalizing
you are fictionalizing
they are fictionalizing
Present Perfect
I have fictionalized
you have fictionalized
he/she/it has fictionalized
we have fictionalized
you have fictionalized
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Past Continuous
I was fictionalizing
you were fictionalizing
he/she/it was fictionalizing
we were fictionalizing
you were fictionalizing
they were fictionalizing
Past Perfect
I had fictionalized
you had fictionalized
he/she/it had fictionalized
we had fictionalized
you had fictionalized
they had fictionalized
Future
I will fictionalize
you will fictionalize
he/she/it will fictionalize
we will fictionalize
you will fictionalize
they will fictionalize
Future Perfect
I will have fictionalized
you will have fictionalized
he/she/it will have fictionalized
we will have fictionalized
you will have fictionalized
they will have fictionalized
Future Continuous
I will be fictionalizing
you will be fictionalizing
he/she/it will be fictionalizing
we will be fictionalizing
you will be fictionalizing
they will be fictionalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fictionalizing
you have been fictionalizing
he/she/it has been fictionalizing
we have been fictionalizing
you have been fictionalizing
they have been fictionalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fictionalizing
you will have been fictionalizing
he/she/it will have been fictionalizing
we will have been fictionalizing
you will have been fictionalizing
they will have been fictionalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fictionalizing
you had been fictionalizing
he/she/it had been fictionalizing
we had been fictionalizing
you had been fictionalizing
they had been fictionalizing
Conditional
I would fictionalize
you would fictionalize
he/she/it would fictionalize
we would fictionalize
you would fictionalize
they would fictionalize
Past Conditional
I would have fictionalized
you would have fictionalized
he/she/it would have fictionalized
we would have fictionalized
you would have fictionalized
they would have fictionalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fictionalize - make into fiction; "The writer fictionalized the lives of his parents in his latest novel"
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
2.fictionalize - convert into the form or the style of a novel; "The author novelized the historical event"
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"

fictionalize

verb
To impart a false character to (something) by alteration:
Translations

fictionalize

[ˈfɪkʃənəlaɪz] VTnovelar

fictionalize

[ˈfɪkʃənəˌlaɪz] vtromanzare
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