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.
Also especially British, pub·li·cise.
Origin of 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
First recorded in 1925–30; public
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British Dictionary definitions for publicise
- (tr) to bring to public notice; advertise
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Word Origin and History for publicise
chiefly British English spelling of publicize. For suffix, see -ize. Related: Publicised; publicising.
1902; see public (adj.) + -ize. Related: Publicized; publicizing.
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