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Meaning of POPULARIZE

Pronunciation:  'pâpyûlu`rIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make understandable to the general public; "Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books"
  2. [v]  cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use; "They popularized coffee in Washington State"; "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
 

POPULARIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: generalise, generalize, popularise, popularise, vulgarise, vulgarize
 
 See Also: broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, gear, pass around, pitch, propagate, spread

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pop"u*lar*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Popularized};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Popularizing}.] [Cf. F. populariser.]
To make popular; to make suitable or acceptable to the common
people; to make generally known; as, to popularize
philosophy. ``The popularizing of religious teaching.''
--Milman.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: account for, allegorize, clarify, clear up, coarsen, crack, decipher, demonstrate, demythologize, elucidate, enlighten, euhemerize, exemplify, explain, explain away, explicate, exposit, expound, get across, get over, give reason for, give the meaning, illuminate, illustrate, make clear, make it clear, make plain, put across, put over, rationalize, shed light upon, show, show how, show the way, simplify, solve, spell out, throw light upon, unfold, unlock, unravel, vulgarize
 

 

 

 

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