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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

publication date, publicise, publicist, publicity, publicization, publicize, publicly, publicness, publish, publish or perish, 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 publicised

publicize

publicise

/ (ˈpʌblɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to bring to public notice; advertise
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for publicised

publicize


n.

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

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