sensationalize


sensationalize

verb (used with object), sen·sa·tion·al·ized, sen·sa·tion·al·iz·ing.

  1. to make sensational.

verb

  1. (tr) to cause (events, esp in newspaper reports) to seem more vivid, shocking, etc, than they really are

v.1863, from sensational + -ize. Originally of audiences as well as topics. Related: Sensationalized; sensationalizing.

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