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English verb: vulgarize

1. vulgarize (communication) cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use

SamplesThey popularized coffee in Washington State.
Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors.

Synonymsgeneralise, generalize, popularise, popularize, vulgarise

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, pass around, propagate, spread

Verb grouppopularise, popularize

2. vulgarize (change) debase and make vulgar

SamplesThe Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. vulgarize (body) act in a vulgar manner

SamplesThe drunkard tends to vulgarize.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do

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