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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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(tr) to make into fiction or give a fictional aspect to
ˌfictionaliˈzation, ˌfictionaliˈsation n
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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.
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Past participle: fictionalized
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|Verb||1.||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"
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fictionalize[ˈfɪkʃənəlaɪz] VT → novelar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
fictionalize[ˈfɪkʃənəˌlaɪz] vt → romanzare
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