Definition of popularize
: to cater to popular taste
: to make popular: such asa : to cause to be liked or esteemedb : 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.
Recent Examples of popularize from the Web
Few artists have done more to popularize the sound of West Africa than Amadou & Mariam.
While big thinkers like Sagan were popularizing the mysteries of the universe on television, Tarter was working behind the scenes.
Pete Frates, 32, who is credited with popularizing the viral phenomenon that aimed to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is almost entirely paralyzed and on a feeding tube.
Karaoke on wheels: Carpooling will never be the same now that late night comedian James Corden has popularized carpool karaoke.
The cinched-waist style is in line with the retro silhouettes popularized by brands like Reformation and HVN.
Homeopathy, which uses natural substances to promote the body’s ability to self-heal, was popularized in Germany in the late-18th century, and 50 years later, the YMCA set its mission as caring for the body, mind, and spirit.
This craze started with FANG — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google — the core four tech titans popularized by CNBC’s Jim Cramer in early 2013.
CycleBar 101 Launched 13 years ago in Boston by brother-and-sister duo Bill Pryor and Alex Klemmer, CycleBar is one of many players in the booming indoor-cycling studio business popularized by the buzzy SoulCycle and Flywheel.
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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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