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

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And the Copyright Office adds that the stature requires the MLC, the Copyright Office and the Digital Licensing Coordinator to publicize the unclaimed royalties and in general educate songwriters about the MLC. Ed Christman, Billboard, "Why The U.S. Copyright Office Chose The Mechanical Licensing Collective," 5 July 2019 Unfortunately for travelers, there is no worldwide database for recent jellyfish sightings, and tourism officials are sometimes reluctant to publicize jellyfish swarms out of fear that such news will scare off visitors. Michele Chabin, Washington Post, "How to handle the worldwide jellyfish threat (no, don’t treat stings with urine)," 5 July 2019 With tales of students struggling to pay back student loans becoming increasingly common, though, now could be the perfect time to publicize trade school as a fruitful alternative. Jessica Levy, Indianapolis Star, "The need to support HVAC and plumbing careers is getting desperate," 21 June 2019 In the wake of the violence, the State Department took the unusual step to publicize phone calls between Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale and Saudi and Emirati officials. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, "How horrors in Sudan undermined US trust in its top Arab allies," 12 June 2019 In retrospect, the decision not to do more to publicize Russian interference was disastrous. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "If Trump Belongs in Jail, Democrats Should Impeach Him," 6 June 2019 That includes working with the media and speaking out at every opportunity to publicize the plight of elephants. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "Sam Wasser pours his intense passion for protecting wildlife into research and catching poachers," 21 May 2019 Little seemed to faze Krantz, whose work was publicized in lengthy author tours, on billboards, in TV commercials and at lavish promotional events that melded fiction and reality. Nora Krug, chicagotribune.com, "Judith Krantz, best-selling author of racy romance novels, dies at 91," 24 June 2019 Little seemed to faze Krantz, whose work was publicized in lengthy author tours, on billboards, in TV commercials and at lavish promotional events that melded fiction and reality. The Washington Post, nola.com, "Judith Krantz, best-selling racy romance novelist, dies at 91," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of publicize

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of publicize was in 1832

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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 How to pronounce publicize (audio) \
publicized; publicizing

Kids Definition of publicize

: to give publicity to

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