popularize

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verb pop·u·lar·ize \ˈpä-pyə-lə-ˌrīz\

Definition of popularize

popularized

;

popularizing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to cater to popular taste

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to make popular: such asa :  to cause to be liked or esteemedb :  to present in generally understandable or interesting form

popularization

play \ˌpä-pyə-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

popularizer

play \ˈpä-pyə-lə-ˌrī-zər\ noun

Examples of popularize in a sentence

  1. a phrase that was popularized by its use in a hit TV show

  2. Dream analysis was popularized by Sigmund Freud.

  3. The book presents a popularized version of American history.

1593

First Known Use of popularize

1593


POPULARIZE Defined for English Language Learners

popularize

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verb pop·u·lar·ize \ˈpä-pyə-lə-ˌrīz\

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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