publicize

verb
pub·​li·​cize | \ˈpə-blə-ˌsīz \
publicized; publicizing

Definition of publicize 

transitive verb

: to bring to the attention of the public : advertise

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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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David and Lauren Hogg On How Their Generation Is Fighting Gun Policy | Teen Vogue Take Though the victim’s name has not been publicized, local NBC affiliate KARK reported that word has spread throughout the small suburb of Little Rock. Sarah Mearhoff, Teen Vogue, "2 Arkansas Teens Have Died Playing Russian Roulette in the Last 9 Months," 30 July 2018 As plastic pollution has become better publicized in recent years, a number of major retailers and firms have agreed to phase out the use of plastic bags and straws. Brittany Shoot, Fortune, "President Trump Sidestepped This Problem Entirely at the G7 Summit: Plastic Pollution," 11 June 2018 His achievements were regularly publicized by the university, especially in 2016 when Hemming performed the region’s first heart and liver transplant. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Star surgeon replaced as head of transplantation team at UC San Diego," 5 June 2018 Venezuelan officials snapped a photo without Chevron’s consent and publicized it. Bradley Olson, WSJ, "Chevron Stayed in Venezuela Long After Rivals Quit. Then It Had Second Thoughts.," 8 Nov. 2018 The intentional publication of the information was first caught by a Twitter bot that automatically tracks any changes made to Wikipedia entries from anyone located in the U.S. Congress and publicizes them on the social media site. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "Republican senators doxxed on Wikipedia by someone from House of Representatives after Kavanaugh hearing," 28 Sep. 2018 The Baltimore Archdiocese officially changed the policy on Valentine's Day this year but did not publicize it online until last week. Julie Zauzmer, chicagotribune.com, "Catholics can get married outdoors in two places: In Montana, and now in Baltimore," 16 June 2018 Nor has Tyler made much of an effort to publicize herself. New York Times, "Attention, Please: Anne Tyler Has Something to Say," 5 July 2018 The Baltimore Archdiocese officially changed the policy on Valentine's Day this year but did not publicize it online until last week. Julie Zauzmer, chicagotribune.com, "Catholics can get married outdoors in two places: In Montana, and now in Baltimore," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of publicize

1832, in the meaning defined above

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publicize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of publicize

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

publicize

verb
pub·​li·​cize | \ˈpə-blə-ˌsīz \
publicized; publicizing

Kids Definition of publicize

: to give publicity to

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