publish

[puhb-lish]

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.

Origin of publish

1300–50; Middle English publisshen < Anglo-French *publiss-, long stem of *publir, for Middle French publier < Latin pūblicāre to make public
Related formspub·lish·a·ble, adjectivemis·pub·lished, adjectivenon·pub·lish·a·ble, adjectiveun·pub·lish·a·ble, adjectiveun·pub·lished, adjectivewell-pub·lished, adjective

Synonyms for publish

Synonym study

4. See announce.

Antonyms for publish

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Examples from the Web for published

Contemporary Examples of published

Historical Examples of published

  • It is found in nearly all the published speeches of him who now addresses you.

  • Mr. Gladstone published in seven volumes, in 1879, "Gleanings of Past Years."

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • Radamisto was printed, and was published by Handel himself at his own house.

    Handel

    Edward J. Dent

  • A month after his return to London, Hearts of Controversy was published.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • In 1793 he published his first papers; and in the autumn of 1795 he entered the University of Gottingen.



British Dictionary definitions for published

publish

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 Formspublishable, adjectivepublishing, noun

Word Origin for publish

C14: from Old French puplier, from Latin pūblicāre to make public
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Word Origin and History for published

publish

v.

mid-14c., "make publicly known, reveal, divulge, announce;" alteration of publicen (early 14c.) by influence of banish, finish, etc.; from extended stem of Old French publier "make public, spread abroad, communicate," from Latin publicare "make public," from publicus "public" (see public). Meaning "issue (a book, etc.) to the public" is from late 14c., also "to disgrace, put to shame; denounce publicly." Related: Published; publishing. In Middle English the verb also meant "to people, populate; to multiply, breed" (late 14c.), e.g. ben published of "be descended from."

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