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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An even longer wait is a bitter pill to swallow, and that probably explains why NASA has been shy about publicizing its mega-plan right away. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "This Is NASA's Plan For Humanity's Return to the Moon, and Beyond," 8 Dec. 2016 Meetings between companies and their unofficial advisers are rarely publicized, and some outside groups and individuals have to sign nondisclosure agreements. John D. Mckinnon, WSJ, "Facebook, Twitter Turn to Right-Leaning Groups to Help Referee Political Speech," 8 Jan. 2019 The new plan has not yet been publicized by Pandora but was first reported by Android Police on Sunday. Jonathan Sperling, Fortune, "Pandora Joins Spotify, Apple Music in Offering Family Subscription Plan," 29 May 2018 Watkins said he then worked to help publicize the audio recording and provided it to some St. Louis media outlets on Jan. 3. Washington Post, "FBI briefed on allegations against Missouri governor," 24 May 2018 In past years, the CIA and the White House have helped publicize the dinners. Jeff Stein, Newsweek, "Bush Gets Intelligence Group Award," 28 Mar. 2015 The conditions under which Mr. Ghosn are being held have been well publicized—and are standard for Japanese detainees facing criminal allegations. Nick Kostov, WSJ, "Ghosn Lost 15 Pounds in Two Weeks Due to Harsh Treatment, Wife Says," 14 Jan. 2019 The tickets were initially spotted by Gary Leff, a travel blogger and airline expert with a penchant for noticing cheap deals and publicizing them. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Airline Prices $16,000 Luxury Flight at $675 After 'Ticketing Error' on New Year's Day," 2 Jan. 2019 Currently, Southeast Asia is the oil palm hotspot, and the deforestation and ensuing damage in the region have been well publicized. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "African palm oil expansion is bad news for the continent’s primates," 17 Aug. 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 How to pronounce publicize (audio) \
publicized; publicizing

Kids Definition of publicize

: to give publicity to

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