Definition of sensationalize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sensationalize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//senˈseɪʃənəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//senˈseɪʃənəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sensationalize
BrE BrE//senˈseɪʃənəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//senˈseɪʃənəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it sensationalizes
BrE BrE//senˈseɪʃənəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//senˈseɪʃənəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple sensationalized
BrE BrE//senˈseɪʃənəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//senˈseɪʃənəlaɪzd//
 
past participle sensationalized
BrE BrE//senˈseɪʃənəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//senˈseɪʃənəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form sensationalizing
BrE BrE//senˈseɪʃənəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//senˈseɪʃənəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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sensationalize something (disapproving) to exaggerate a story so that it seems more exciting or shocking than it really is
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sensationalize