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 To help establish trust among their own communities, Odedina suggested minority medical leaders should lead by example and publicize their own willingness to take the vaccine. Nada Hassanein, USA TODAY, "There's skepticism in minority communities about COVID-19 vaccines. Here's how women of color can help swing the momentum.," 14 Dec. 2020 Perdue, meanwhile, has used social media to publicize the company. Brian Slodysko, Fortune, "Georgia Senate runoff: Republican Perdue boosted his wealth with well-timed stock trades," 28 Nov. 2020 Perdue, meanwhile, has used social media to publicize the company. Brian Slodysko, Fortune, "Georgia Senate runoff: Republican Perdue boosted his wealth with well-timed stock trades," 28 Nov. 2020 In a move that drew criticism from the White House and British lawmakers, Chinese officials met with Australian media last week to publicize 14 grievances with their government. Washington Post, "China sharply ramps up trade conflict with Australia over political grievances," 27 Nov. 2020 Perdue, meanwhile, has used social media to publicize the company. CBS News, "Georgia Senator David Perdue boosts wealth with well-timed stock trades," 26 Nov. 2020 According to two people familiar with the events, Mr. Bobulinski, an investor who had done business related to China, had approached allies of Mr. Trump, seeking assistance to publicize his claims. Maggie Haberman, New York Times, "Their First Try Backfired, but Giuliani and Allies Keep Aiming at Biden," 31 Oct. 2020 The Dolans have recently landed in Spokane, Wash., where the International Workers of the World — the union known as the Wobblies — is planning a demonstration to publicize the plight of temporary laborers. Kevin Canfield, Star Tribune, "Review: 'The Cold Millions,' by Jess Walter," 23 Oct. 2020 Incidents of police brutality involving all races tend to be targeted at lower-income people who often do not have the financial resources to effectively publicize their complaints of police brutality or to seek redress. Obasi Okorie, Scientific American, "I Can't Breathe: Asthma, Black Men and the Police," 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of publicize

1832, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2021

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“Publicize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/publicize. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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publicize

verb
How to pronounce publicize (audio)

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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