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publish

[ puhb-lish ]
/ ˈpʌb lɪʃ /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to issue newspapers, books, computer software, etc.; engage in publishing: The new house will start to publish next month.
to have one's work published: She has decided to publish with another house.
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Origin of publish

1300–50; Middle English publisshen<Anglo-French *publiss-, long stem of *publir, for Middle French publier<Latin pūblicāre to make public

synonym study for publish

4. See announce.

OTHER WORDS FROM publish

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How to use publish in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for publish

publish
/ (ˈpʌblɪʃ) /

verb
to produce and issue (printed or electronic matter) for distribution and sale
(intr) to have one's written work issued for publication
(tr) to announce formally or in public
(tr) to communicate (defamatory matter) to someone other than the person defamedto publish a libel

Derived forms of publish

publishable, adjectivepublishing, noun

Word Origin for publish

C14: from Old French puplier, from Latin pūblicāre to make public
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