Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To write a novel based on.
  • transitive verb To turn into fiction; fictionalize.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To change by introducing novelties; bring into a new or novel condition.
  • To put into the form of a novel.
  • To innovate; cultivate novelty; seek new things.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To innovate.
  • transitive verb obsolete To innovate.
  • transitive verb To put into the form of novels; to represent by fiction; to fictionalize.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To adapt something to a fictional form, especially to adapt into a novel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb convert into the form or the style of a novel

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Examples

  • Adventures of an unsuccessful author with one published book, after he's hired by a charlatan to novelize a C grade movie.

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  • Take the pantsers, myself included, we have a central theme, plot or concept we want to novelize and it stays in our heads.

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  • I still sort of feel that someone should convince him to novelize this as the big, fat final book of the Eternal Champion series.

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  • I still sort of feel that someone should convince him to novelize this as the big, fat final book of the Eternal Champion series.

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  • It was this determination to escape by whatever means, no matter how extreme, that led Morrison to novelize the story in order to examine Margaret in psychological depth.

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  • It was this determination to escape by whatever means, no matter how extreme, that led Morrison to novelize the story in order to examine Margaret in psychological depth.

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  • It does leave me wondering why they bothered to pick on this particular flick to novelize in the first place.

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  • It does leave me wondering why they bothered to pick on this particular flick to novelize in the first place.

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  • For example, a paperback publisher could pay a $100,000 advance to a studio for the novelization of an original screenplay that the screenwriter declines to novelize.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • For example, a paperback publisher could pay a $100,000 advance to a studio for the novelization of an original screenplay that the screenwriter declines to novelize.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

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