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English verb: popularise

1. popularise (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, popularize, 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. popularise (change) make understandable to the general public

SamplesCarl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)gear, pitch

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

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