To glorify or inflate the importance of a piece of news; to artificially create a sensation.
The numerical value of sensationalize in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of sensationalize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Thoughts or quotes are there to sensitize people for humanity and not to sensationalize issues for publicity.
If you're going to use somebody's name and you're going to sensationalize the death of a beautiful young lady, maybe you should call and talk to the family first and see what their views are.
Sensationalizing it is not the route we would like to go, if you're going to use somebody's name and you're going to sensationalize the death of a beautiful young lady, maybe you should call and talk to the family first and see what their views are.
Hunters try to kill the deer with the largest antlers, fishermen tell stories of their biggest catch, and we sensationalize even the act of dieting by hosting reality TV shows such as The Biggest Loser, when we are bombarded with the appeal of getting things bigger or larger, it creates a bit of dissonance that the message for our most intimate choices such as our meals, our plates and our bodies runs opposite to our culture of plenty when considering long-term health and wellness.
I think my problem with it was that this reporter wanted to sensationalize an experience that's not very common, ... And I wonder if it would have been different if (it dealt) with someone with a less horrific story -- something that happens to more people. I think this discredits what a lot of survivors go through. Something this physically horrific is not what everyone goes through. Now it's like, 'If I wasn't assaulted by more than one man then my story is not as worthy of attention.' It's frustrating that this is how rape is portrayed on college campuses because this is not the norm.
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