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publish

[puhb-lish]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to issue (printed or otherwise reproduced textual or graphic material, computer software, etc.) for sale or distribution to the public.
  2. to issue publicly the work of: Random House publishes Faulkner.
  3. to submit (content) online, as to a message board or blog: I published a comment on her blog post with examples from my own life. They publish a new webcomic once a month.
  4. to announce formally or officially; proclaim; promulgate.
  5. to make publicly or generally known.
  6. Law. to communicate (a defamatory statement) to some person or persons other than the person defamed.
verb (used without object)
  1. to issue newspapers, books, computer software, etc.; engage in publishing: The new house will start to publish next month.
  2. to have one's work published: She has decided to publish with another house.

Origin of publish

1300–50; Middle English publisshen < Anglo-French *publiss-, long stem of *publir, for Middle French publier < Latin pūblicāre to make public
Related formspub·lish·a·ble, adjectivemis·pub·lished, adjectivenon·pub·lish·a·ble, adjectiveun·pub·lish·a·ble, adjectiveun·pub·lished, adjectivewell-pub·lished, adjective

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4. disclose, reveal, declare.

Synonym study

4. See announce.

Antonyms

4. conceal.
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British Dictionary definitions for unpublished

unpublished

adjective
  1. not available in print for distribution and sale
  2. having no written work issued for publicationan unpublished undergraduate

publish

verb
  1. to produce and issue (printed or electronic matter) for distribution and sale
  2. (intr) to have one's written work issued for publication
  3. (tr) to announce formally or in public
  4. (tr) to communicate (defamatory matter) to someone other than the person defamedto publish a libel
Derived Formspublishable, adjectivepublishing, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Old French puplier, from Latin pūblicāre to make public
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Word Origin and History for unpublished

adj.

c.1600, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of publish. In reference to an author, attested from 1934.

publish

v.

mid-14c., "make publicly known, reveal, divulge, announce;" alteration of publicen (early 14c.) by influence of banish, finish, etc.; from extended stem of Old French publier "make public, spread abroad, communicate," from Latin publicare "make public," from publicus "public" (see public). Meaning "issue (a book, etc.) to the public" is from late 14c., also "to disgrace, put to shame; denounce publicly." Related: Published; publishing. In Middle English the verb also meant "to people, populate; to multiply, breed" (late 14c.), e.g. ben published of "be descended from."

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