Definition of sensationalize in English:


Line breaks: sen|sa¦tion¦al|ize
Pronunciation: /sɛnˈseɪʃənəlʌɪz
(also sensationalise)


[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
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    • 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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