publicize

[ puhb-luh-sahyz ]
/ ˈpʌb ləˌsaɪz /
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verb (used with object), pub·li·cized, pub·li·ciz·ing.

to give publicity to; bring to public notice; advertise: They publicized the meeting as best they could.

Nearby words

  1. publication date,
  2. publicise,
  3. publicist,
  4. publicity,
  5. publicization,
  6. publicly,
  7. publicness,
  8. publish,
  9. publish or perish,
  10. publishable

Also especially British, pub·li·cise.

Origin of publicize

First recorded in 1925–30; public + -ize

SYNONYMS FOR publicize
Related formsmis·pub·li·cized, adjectiveo·ver·pub·li·cize, verb (used with object), o·ver·pub·li·cized, o·ver·pub·li·ciz·ing.un·pub·li·cized, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for over-publicized

publicize

publicise

/ (ˈpʌblɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to bring to public notice; advertise
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Word Origin and History for over-publicized

publicize

n.

1902; see public (adj.) + -ize. Related: Publicized; publicizing.

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