fictionalize fictionalize  /ˈfɪk ʃə nə ˌlaɪz/


  1. (v) make into fiction
  2. (v) convert into the form or the style of a novel


  1. Unless we buy the rights to everyone's story, we have to fictionalize and condense.
  2. He gravely quotes Elie Wiesel on how Auschwitz negates any attempt to fictionalize it, and then includes fictional scenes of the Holocaust.



  1. "Everything in the movie is based on things which happened in reality but one of the difficulties in making the film was navigating through the legal issues. We were forced to fictionalize things which were actually real. Even with the montage we...
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Brian De Palma Source: Variety

  2. In an elevated show of his resentment towards the press, Roh said at the Cabinet meeting, "Report to me whether it has become a custom for reporters to collude and fictionalize press releases instead of reporting the facts as they are."
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: President Roh Source: Korea Herald (subscription)

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