Simple Definition of vulgarize
: to make (something) worse by making it less formal or more ordinary
Examples of vulgarize in a sentence
The movie is a vulgarized version of the original story.
<the composer's masterpiece has been hopelessly vulgarized by its use in countless TV commercials>
First Known Use of vulgarize
Learn More about vulgarize
Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for vulgarize
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up vulgarize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).