Definition of popularize
: to cater to popular taste
: to make popular: as a : to cause to be liked or esteemed b : to present in generally understandable or interesting form
popularizationplay \ˌpä-pyə-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
popularizerplay \ˈpä-pyə-lə-ˌrī-zər\ noun
Examples of popularize in a sentence
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.
First Known Use of popularize
POPULARIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of popularize for English Language Learners
: 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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