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English verb: vulgarise

1. vulgarise (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, vulgarize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


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


Verb grouppopularise, popularize

2. vulgarise (change) debase and make vulgar


SamplesThe Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage.


Synonymsvulgarize


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


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. vulgarise (body) act in a vulgar manner


SamplesThe drunkard tends to vulgarize.


Synonymsvulgarize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do









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