HyperDic: vulgarize

English > 3 senses of the word vulgarize:
VERBcommunicationvulgarize, popularize, popularise, vulgarise, generalize, generalisecater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public
changevulgarize, vulgarisedebase and make vulgar
bodyvulgarize, vulgariseact in a vulgar manner
English > vulgarize: 3 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 "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
Synonymspopularize, popularise, 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
Adjectivesvulgarof or associated with the great masses of people
Nounsvulgarizationthe act of making something attractive to the general public
vulgarizersomeone who makes attractive to the general public
English > vulgarize: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningdebase and make vulgar.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage"
Synonymvulgarise
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishvulgarizar
Adjectivesvulgarlacking refinement or cultivation or taste
Nounsvulgarizationthe act of rendering something coarse and unrefined
English > vulgarize: 3 senses > verb 3, body
MeaningAct in a vulgar manner.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The drunkard tends to vulgarize"
Synonymvulgarise
Broaderact, behave, doBehave in a certain manner
Adjectivesvulgarlacking refinement or cultivation or taste

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