from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cast and present in a manner intended to arouse strong interest, especially through inclusion of exaggerated or lurid details: "doubted the ability of the liberal press to handle such information fairly, to refrain from sensationalizing it” ( Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To glorify or inflate the importance of a piece of news; to artificially create a sensation.
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