[ sen-sey-shuh-nl-ahyz ]
/ sɛnˈseɪ ʃə nlˌaɪz /
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verb (used with object), sen·sa·tion·al·ized, sen·sa·tion·al·iz·ing.
to make sensational.
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Also especially British, sen·sa·tion·al·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM sensationalizede·sen·sa·tion·al·ize, verb (used with object), de·sen·sa·tion·al·ized, de·sen·sa·tion·al·iz·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for sensationalize
The groups who reported those estimates had to weather intense criticism for supposedly sensationalizing the outbreak.The Hard Lessons of Modeling the Coronavirus Pandemic|Jordana Cepelewicz|January 28, 2021|Quanta Magazine
They just want to make lies and sensationalize because that sells.Octomom Nadya Suleman Wants to Shed Her Creepy Persona|Maria Elena Fernandez|July 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for sensationalize
/ (sɛnˈseɪʃənəˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to cause (events, esp in newspaper reports) to seem more vivid, shocking, etc, than they really are
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