fictionalize vs novelize what difference

what is difference between fictionalize and novelize

English

Alternative forms

  • (UK) fictionalise

Etymology

fictional +‎ -ize

Pronunciation

  • (US, UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɪk.ʃən.əl.aɪz/

Verb

fictionalize (third-person singular simple present fictionalizes, present participle fictionalizing, simple past and past participle fictionalized)

  1. To retell something real as if it were fiction, especially by fabricating falsehoods
  2. To convert something into a novel or other dramatic work

Related terms

  • fictionalization

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English

Alternative forms

  • novelise

Etymology

novel +‎ -ize

Verb

novelize (third-person singular simple present novelizes, present participle novelizing, simple past and past participle novelized)

  1. To adapt something to a fictional form, especially to adapt into a novel.
    Herbert was able to novelize his experiences as a soldier into a compelling action drama.
  2. (dated) To innovate.
    • 1716, Thomas Browne, Christian Morals, 2nd edition edited by Samuel Johnson, London: J. Payne, 1756, Part I, p. 38,[1]
      [] the novelizing spirit of man lives by variety, and the new faces of things.

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