Meaning of “fictionalize” in the English Dictionary

"fictionalize" in British English

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fictionalizeverb [ T ]

UK usually fictionalise uk /ˈfɪk.ʃən.əl.aɪz/ us /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 Francis
fictionalization
noun [ C or U ] UK usually fictionalisation uk /ˌfɪk.ʃən.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌfɪk.ʃən.əl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “fictionalize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)