Definition of Popularize

1. Verb. Cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use. "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"




2. Verb. Make understandable to the general public. "Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books"
Exact synonyms: Popularise
Generic synonyms: Gear, Pitch
Related verbs: Generalise, Generalize, Popularise, Vulgarise, Vulgarize
Derivative terms: Popularisation, Popularization

Definition of Popularize

1. v. t. To make popular; to make suitable or acceptable to the common people; to make generally known; as, to popularize philosophy.

Definition of Popularize

1. Verb. (American spelling) (alternative spelling of popularise) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Popularize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Popularize

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Literary usage of Popularize

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1. Rural Essays by Andrew Jackson Downing (1869)
"HOW TO popularize THE TASTE FOR PLANTING. July, 1852. HOW to popularize that taste for rural beauty, which gives to every beloved home in the country its ..."

2. Rural Essays by Andrew Jackson Downing, George William Curtis, Fredrika Bremer (1858)
"HOW TO popularize THE TASTE FOR PLANTING. July, 1852. HOW to popularize that taste for rural beauty, which gives to every beloved home in the country its ..."

3. History of the Northern Pacific Railroad by Eugene Virgil Smalley (1883)
"'s Efforts to popularize the 7-30 Loan—Extensive and Liberal Advertising—Favorable Opinions from Prominent Public Men— Favorable Conditions for Selling the ..."

4. War and Waste: A Series of Discussions of War and War Accessories by David Starr Jordan (1913)
"... popularize THE NAVY What Shall we say to the recent move to "popularize the navy," the gigantic parade on the Hudson of miles on miles of war vessels on ..."

5. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"He wished to popularize sacred poetry, in order to banish profane love- songs.—BRIDGETT, TE, 1897, Richard Rolle, the Hermit, Dublin Review, vol. 121, p. ..."

6. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"lishing a Corps of Honor, with a view to excite emulation and to popularize the service, now sadly needed. JANUARY 27TH.—Clear, and coldest morning of the ..."

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