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English verb: popularize

1. popularize (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, vulgarise, vulgarize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


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


Verb grouppopularise, popularize

2. popularize (change) make understandable to the general public


SamplesCarl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books.


Synonymspopularise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)gear, pitch


Verb groupgeneralise, generalize, popularise, popularize, vulgarise, vulgarize









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