pub·​li·​cize ˈpə-blə-ˌsīz How to pronounce publicize (audio)
publicized; publicizing

transitive verb

: to bring to the attention of the public : advertise

Examples of publicize in a Sentence

The company neglected to publicize the side effects of the new drug. a highly publicized murder trial
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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of publicize was in 1832

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“Publicize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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pub·​li·​cize ˈpəb-lə-ˌsīz How to pronounce publicize (audio)
publicized; publicizing
: to give publicity to

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