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publish

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verb pub·lish \ˈpə-blish\

Simple Definition of publish

  • : to prepare and produce (a book, magazine, etc.) for sale

  • : to have something you wrote included in a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.

  • : to include (an article, letter, photograph, etc.) in a magazine or newspaper

Full Definition of publish

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make generally known b :  to make public announcement of

  3. 2 a :  to disseminate to the public b :  to produce or release for distribution; specifically :  print 2c c :  to issue the work of (an author)

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to put out an edition

  6. 2 :  to have one's work accepted for publication

pub·lish·able play \-bli-shə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of publish

  1. It's a small company that only publishes about four books a year.

  2. The university press publishes academic titles.

  3. The newspaper is published daily.

  4. There is a lot of pressure for professors to publish regularly.

  5. He has not published anything for a long time.

  6. The magazine published two of my stories.



Origin of publish

Middle English, modification of Anglo-French publier, from Latin publicare, from publicus public


First Known Use: 14th century



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