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English definition of “fictionalize”

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 FrancisCasting, roles and scripts
fictionalization
noun [C or U] uk (UK usually fictionalisation)   /ˌfɪk.ʃən.əl.aɪˈzei.ʃən/ us  
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