to give the form or characteristics of a novel to; make into or like a novel; specif., to use (a film script) as the basis of a novel
transitive verbnov·el·ized, nov·el·iz·ing, nov·el·iz·es
- To write a novel based on: novelize a popular movie.
- To turn into fiction; fictionalize: novelize one's personal experiences.
(third-person singular simple present novelizes, present participle novelizing, simple past and past participle novelized)