from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To write a novel based on: novelize a popular movie.
  • transitive v. To turn into fiction; fictionalize: novelize one's personal experiences.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • v. convert into the form or the style of a novel


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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Would novelize it, as Monarch Books had novelized such undying film classics as Jack the Ripper, Gorgo, and Konga.

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