verb pop·u·lar·ize \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
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Examples of POPULARIZE
- a phrase that was popularized by its use in a hit TV show
- Dream analysis was popularized by Sigmund Freud.
- The book presents a popularized version of American history.
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