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sensationalize

verb

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disapproving to describe or show something in a way that makes it seem more shocking than it really is
  • Journalists should report the news accurately without trying to sensationalize it.

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The first known use of sensationalize was in 1863

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“Sensationalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sensationalize. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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