popularize


pop·u·lar·ize

verb \ˈpä-pyə-lə-ˌrīz\

: to cause (something) to be liked, enjoyed, accepted, or done by many people : to make (something) popular

: to make (something that is difficult or complicated) simpler and easier to understand for the average person

pop·u·lar·izedpop·u·lar·iz·ing

Full Definition of POPULARIZE

intransitive verb
:  to cater to popular taste
transitive verb
:  to make popular: as
a :  to cause to be liked or esteemed
b :  to present in generally understandable or interesting form
pop·u·lar·i·za·tion \ˌpä-pyə-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
pop·u·lar·iz·er \ˈpä-pyə-lə-ˌrī-zər\ noun

Examples of POPULARIZE

  1. a phrase that was popularized by its use in a hit TV show
  2. Dream analysis was popularized by Sigmund Freud.
  3. The book presents a popularized version of American history.

First Known Use of POPULARIZE

1593

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