to issue (printed or otherwise reproduced textual or graphic material, computer software, etc.) for sale or distribution to the public.
to issue publicly the work of: Random House publishes Faulkner.
to submit (content) online, as to a message board or blog: I published a comment on her blog post with examples from my own life.They publish a new webcomic once a month.
to announce formally or officially; proclaim; promulgate.
to make publicly or generally known.
Law. to communicate (a defamatory statement) to some person or persons other than the person defamed.
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.
- pub·lish·a·ble, adjective
- mis·pub·lished, adjective
- non·pub·lish·a·ble, adjective
- un·pub·lish·a·ble, adjective
- un·pub·lished, adjective
- well-published, adjective
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How to use publish in a sentence
A study recently published in Environmental Research Letters showed that fall days with fire weather have doubled because of climate change.What wildfires in Brazil, Siberia, and the US West have in common | Lili Pike | September 17, 2020 | Vox
In July the government published details of rescue funding for struggling universities, but made clear that any bailout would come with tough conditions.UK Universities Predicted a COVID-19 Crash. They Got the Opposite | Fiona Zublin | September 17, 2020 | Ozy
They described their work in a recent paper published in the journal Analytical Methods.It’s now possible to detect counterfeit whisky without opening the bottle | Jennifer Ouellette | September 17, 2020 | Ars Technica
Fifty years ago this week, the New York Times Sunday Magazine published an essay by the Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman.The ghost of Milton Friedman will haunt the markets until companies fix CEO pay | Judith Samuelson | September 16, 2020 | Quartz
In June 2018, ProPublica Illinois published an investigation that revealed hundreds of children in state care were confined in psychiatric hospitals after they completed their treatment.Still No Answers to Lawmakers’ Questions About Children Stuck in Psychiatric Hospitals | by Duaa Eldeib | September 15, 2020 | ProPublica
You have to talk to your people before they hear from other people and you have to publish before other people publish.The Gospel According to Nick Denton—What Next For The Gawker Founder? | Lloyd Grove | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What made you want to publish a memoir at this stage of your career?
Brill went on to publish his piece in Time, where it won a National Magazine Award.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple | James Kirchick | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her nervousness about its content made her decide to publish it under a pseudonym, for reasons that would later become clear.
Ultimately they would go ahead along with the Washington Post and publish a host of revelations from the Snowden cache.
M. de Bourlac was enabled to publish his great work on the "Spirit of Modern Law."Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
I find, too, that at Lisbon they can publish false news, as well as in some other countries in Europe.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
I shall not alter a single note, I replied, I shall publish the work precisely as it stands.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
But he did not publish the sonnets until a long time afterwards, and with a success that the author declared to be posthumous.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Each house of the General Assembly must keep a journal of its proceedings and must publish it from time to time.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
British Dictionary definitions for publish
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 defamed: to publish a libel
- publishable, adjective
- publishing, noun
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