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Definition of sensationalize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sensationalize

 verb
verb
NAmE//sɛnˈseɪʃənəˌlaɪz//
 
sensationalize something (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sensationalize
 
he / she / it sensationalizes
 
past simple sensationalized
 
-ing form sensationalizing
 
 
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to exaggerate a story so that it seems more exciting or shocking than it really is
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sensationalize