- to make popular: to popularize a dance.
Also especially British, pop·u·lar·ise.
Origin of popularize
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Examples from the Web for popularization
These methods were strongly in the direction of popularization.Early Theories of Translation
Flora Ross Amos
The nineteenth century may perhaps be said to mark its popularization.A Preface to Politics
They are not lost, but see what has become of them in fifty years by popularization.
The work of "popularization" consists in bringing about this contagion.
This is a real objection to the popularization of the operation.
- to make popular; make attractive to the general public
- to make or cause to become easily understandable or acceptable
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Word Origin and History for popularization
1797, noun of action from popularize.
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