publicize

verb
pub·​li·​cize | \ ˈpə-blə-ˌsīz How to pronounce publicize (audio) \
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
Recent Examples on the Web Major national media — not known for resisting stories that embarrass lawmakers — would immediately publicize these reports. Brian Riedl, National Review, "Dear Congress: Bringing Back Pork Would Be a Disaster," 2 Mar. 2021 Some only publicize figures on seniors 65 and older -- some 70, 75 or 80 and older. oregonlive, "Oregon 3rd to last in COVID vaccination rate for seniors, among 31 states with data," 20 Feb. 2021 The hospital didn’t publicize its new standards on its website, and no one at DaVita had told him. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, "Longreads Best of 2020: Investigative Reporting," 21 Dec. 2020 As the magazine noted, Feeney did not publicize his specific donations and did his best to keep many of them secret. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Billionaire Charles Feeney Finishes Four-Decade-Long Dream of Giving Away $8 Billion Fortune," 16 Sep. 2020 Bill Faith, executive director of the Coalition of Housing and Homelessness in Ohio, said last month that money would go a long way toward helping people pay back rent and avoiding eviction if stakeholders take steps to publicize it. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Biden administration extends eviction moratorium for tenants who can’t pay rent due to coronavirus," 21 Jan. 2021 All have chosen to publicize their injections as part of a campaign to convince a skeptical public that the vaccines are safe and effective. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, "Next vaccine recipients proposed," 21 Dec. 2020 Not all districts publicize COVID-19 information about their schools. Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, "Illinois Will Start Sharing Data About COVID-19 Outbreaks in Schools," 21 Oct. 2020 The hospital didn’t publicize its new standards on its website, and no one at DaVita had told him. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, "Longreads Best of 2020: Investigative Reporting," 21 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of publicize

1832, in the meaning defined above

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4 Mar 2021

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“Publicize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/publicize. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for publicize

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 How to pronounce publicize (audio) \
publicized; publicizing

Kids Definition of publicize

: to give publicity to

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