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popularize

[ pop-yuh-luh-rahyz ]
/ 藞p蓲p y蓹 l蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), pop路u路lar路ized, pop路u路lar路iz路ing.
to make popular: to popularize a dance.
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Origin of popularize

First recorded in 1585鈥95; popular + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for popularize

popularize

popularise

/ (藞p蓲pj蕣l蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to make popular; make attractive to the general public
to make or cause to become easily understandable or acceptable

Derived forms of popularize

popularization or popularisation, nounpopularizer or populariser, noun
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