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
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.
Beats and movements curated and designed and popularized by gay clubs across the world, many like Pulse, in Florida.
Radical feminist artist collective the Guerrilla Girls were the first to popularize a now ubiquitous question: Do women have to be naked to get into the Met Museum?
Another way to measure stock prices popularized by Robert Shiller, a Nobel prize winner in economics, looks at how much companies have earned over the prior 10 years, in hopes of smoothing out the effects of boom-and-bust periods.
Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté Saturday, April 7, 7:30pm Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté is responsible for introducing and popularizing the 21-string West African harp around the world.
In the 1990s, the metal band Type O Negative designed and popularized a Vinland flag.
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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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