transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1869 to present in a sensational manner

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  • sensationalize — 1863, from SENSATIONAL (Cf. sensational) + IZE (Cf. ize). Originally of audiences as well as topics …   Etymology dictionary

  • sensationalize — (Amer.) v. make sensational, make exciting, make thrilling; emphasize and exaggerate the details of something (also sensationalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sensationalize — [sen sā′shənə līz΄] vt. sensationalized, sensationalizing to make sensational; treat in a sensational way …   English World dictionary

  • sensationalize — UK [senˈseɪʃ(ə)nəlaɪz] / US [senˈseɪʃən(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms sensationalize : present tense I/you/we/they sensationalize he/she/it sensationalizes present participle sensationalizing past tense sensationalized past participle… …   English dictionary

  • sensationalize — sensational ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing or seeking to cause great public interest and excitement. 2) informal very impressive or attractive. DERIVATIVES sensationalize (also sensationalise) verb sensationally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • sensationalize —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷shənəlˌīz, shnəˌlīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Usage: see ize Etymology: sensational + ize : to present in a sensational manner : give an effect of sensationalism to sensationalize a problem …   Useful english dictionary

  • sensationalize — /sen say sheuh nl uyz /, v.t., sensationalized, sensationalizing. to make sensational. Also, esp. Brit., sensationalise. [1850 55; SENSATIONAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sensationalize — verb To glorify or inflate the importance of a piece of news; to artificially create a sensation …   Wiktionary

  • sensationalize — sen|sa|tion|al|ize also sensationalise BrE [senˈseıʃənəlaız] v [T] to deliberately make something seem as strange, exciting, or shocking as possible used in order to show disapproval ▪ The media often sensationalizes crime …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sensationalize — sen|sa|tion|al|ize [ sen seıʃənl,aız ] verb transitive to write or talk about an event in a way that makes it seem as exciting and shocking as possible: In many cases, stories of corruption had been sensationalized by the media …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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