sensationalize

verb sen·sa·tion·al·ize \ sen-ˈsā-shnə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018

Definition of sensationalize

sensationalized; sensationalizing
: to present in a sensational manner

Examples of sensationalize in a Sentence

  1. Journalists should report the news accurately without trying to sensationalize it.

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First Known Use of sensationalize

1863

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Definition of sensationalize for English Language Learners

  • : to describe or show something in a way that makes it seem more shocking than it really is



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