Definition of sensationalize in English:

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sensationalize

Pronunciation: /sɛnˈseɪʃənəlʌɪz/
(also sensationalise)

verb

[with object]
(Especially of a newspaper) present information about (something) in a sensational way: the papers want to sensationalize the tragedy that my family has suffered
More example sentences
  • So a month later, the world press catches wind of the story and sensationalizes the hell out of it.
  • Romantic comedies are sensationalized stories of an idealized world, where everyone is always falling in love, but never falling out of love.
  • The mainstream media - whether it is newspapers, television broadcasts, or radio - sensationalises its news stories because news-as-entertainment sells, and the public demands it.

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