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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.
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Noun1.fictionalization - a literary work based partly or wholly on fact but written as if it were fiction
literary composition, literary work - imaginative or creative writing
2.fictionalization - writing in a fictional form
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
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They added, provincial government should ensure provision of Ventilators in all DHQ Hospitals and take speedy steps regarding fictionalization of OTs which would be helpful in imparting health facilities in remote parts of Baluchistan.
James, who won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings," a fictionalization of the 1976 attempted murder of Bob Marley and beyond, brings his storytelling acumen to territory more commonly associated with Tolkien and George R.R.
In the closing article of this special issue, Maria Isabel Romero discusses a neo-Victorian fictionalization of Sarah Baartman, the "Hottentot Venus," to suggest how, despite her extreme vulnerability, her racialized body eventually gains agency through spectrality.
An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris, is a riveting fictionalization of the Dreyfus Affair--an espionage case that began in France at the end of the 19th century.
This year brought a retro release, Alanguilan's 'The Dead Heart: July 16,' the graphic novel gathering for the first time Alanguilan's 1996 photocopied komiks series which was a fictionalization of the aftermath of the 1990 earthquake.
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It is not that we do not have the calibre of people to lead the state; not that we do not have the material or means to campaign, but we frittered away the opportunity because of disunity, internal wrangling and fictionalization, he said.
Daughters of Mars is a fictionalization of the lives of two nursing sisters during World War I in the Middle East.
Where there is no evidence and no one to accuse, O'Reilly often substitutes leading questions and fictionalization for evidence.
The art historian's fictionalization of the life of a fascinating figure is remarkable and worthwhile.
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