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verb (used with object), pub·li·cized, pub·li·ciz·ing.
  1. 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
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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promote, sell, acclaim, announce.
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  • And meanwhile we'll get ours from the planets we've landed on and publicized.

    Operation: Outer Space

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • We have not actually destroyed poverty, and this gap between our intent and our achievement has been publicized.

    Proclaim Liberty!

    Gilbert Seldes

  • Erickson was a beloved and valuable figure in the world of science, famous for his recently publicized "time lapse" theory.

  • Whatever the authors' intention, the quota was publicized as a guarantee of black participation.

  • In Dallas, the route was publicized at least 24 hours before so everybody knew where he would be driving.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

British Dictionary definitions for publicized



  1. (tr) to bring to public notice; advertise
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Word Origin and History for publicized



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

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