publicize

[ puhb-luh-sahyz ]
/ ˈpʌb ləˌsaɪz /

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.

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Also especially British, pub·li·cise.

Origin of publicize

First recorded in 1925–30; public + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM publicize

mis·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 publicize

publicize

publicise

/ (ˈpʌblɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to bring to public notice; advertise
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