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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To cast and present in a manner intended to arouse strong interest, especially through inclusion of exaggerated or lurid details

Usage examples (34)
  • Yesterday the headmaster sent a note to faculty, students and parents asking them not to "sensationalize" the rumors.
  • The defense had objected to using the screen to protect the witnesses 'identities, arguing the move would "sensationalize" the trial.
  • Attorneys for Ambrose opposed the measures, saying that the presence of unusual security precautions would "sensationalize" the trial.
  • Nor is the request not to sensationalize the event. for more
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