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fictionalize

verb [T] uk ( UK usually fictionalise)   /ˈfɪk.ʃən.əl.aɪz/ us  
to write about a real event or character, but adding imaginary details and changing the real facts: a fictionalized account of the life of St Francis
fictionalization
noun [C or U] uk ( UK usually fictionalisation)   /ˌfɪk.ʃən.əl.aɪˈzei.ʃən/ us  
Translations of “fictionalize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…編成小說, 使小說化…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…编成小说, 使小说化…
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