publicize

verb pub·li·cize \ ˈpə-blə-ˌsīz \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of publicize

publicized; publicizing
transitive verb
: to bring to the attention of the public : advertise

Examples of publicize in a Sentence

  1. The company neglected to publicize the side effects of the new drug.

  2. a highly publicized murder trial

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First Known Use of publicize

1832

publicize Synonyms

Synonyms
ballyhoo, hype, pitch, plug, promote, talk up, tout, beat the drum (for)
Related Words
advertise, bark, merchandise (also merchandize), sell; push; acclaim, hail, laud, praise; endorse (also indorse), plump (for), plunk (for) or plonk (for); recommend, review; announce, broadcast, publish
Near Antonyms
conceal, hush (up), silence, suppress, withhold; recall, recant, retract, revoke

PUBLICIZE Defined for English Language Learners

publicize

verb

Definition of publicize for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (something) to be publicly known : to give information about (something) to the public


PUBLICIZE Defined for Kids

publicize

verb pub·li·cize \ ˈpə-blə-ˌsīz \

Definition of publicize for Students

publicized; publicizing
: to give publicity to


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