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English definition of “fictionalize”

fictionalize

verb [T] (UK usually fictionalise)     /ˈfɪk.ʃən.əl.aɪz/
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 FrancisCasting, roles and scripts fictionalization (UK usually fictionalisation)     /ˌfɪk.ʃən.əl.aɪˈzei.ʃən/ noun [C or U]
(Definition of fictionalize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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