HyperDic: popularize

English > 2 senses of the word popularize:
VERBcommunicationpopularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generalisecater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public
changepopularize, popularisemake understandable to the general public
popularize > pronunciation
Soundspaa'pyahleray.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > popularize: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningcater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"They popularized coffee in Washington State"
Synonymspopularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generalise
Broadercirculate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundCause to become widely known
Similar topopularize, popularisemake understandable to the general public
Spanishpopularizar, vulgarizar
Catalanpopularitzar
Nounspopularizationthe act of making something attractive to the general public
popularizersomeone who makes attractive to the general public
English > popularize: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake understandable to the general public.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books"
Synonympopularise
Broadergear, pitchSet the level or character of
Similar topopularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generalisecater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public
Spanishpopularizar
Nounspopularizationan interpretation that easily understandable and acceptable

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