Definition of publish
1a : to make generally knownb : to make public announcement of
2a : to disseminate to the publicb : to produce or release for distribution; specifically : print 2cc : to issue the work of (an author)
1 : to put out an edition
2 : to have one's work accepted for publication
publishableplay \-bli-shə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of publish in a Sentence
It's a small company that only publishes about four books a year.
The university press publishes academic titles.
The newspaper is published daily.
There is a lot of pressure for professors to publish regularly.
He has not published anything for a long time.
The magazine published two of my stories.
Recent Examples of publish from the Web
Initially Britain’s decision not to publish a detailed negotiating position, as the EU had, was put down to its desire to avoid giving away its hand.
Last Week, U.K. home secretary Amber Rudd refused to publish her own government’s delayed report on the funding of extremist groups.
Historians in Washington now proposed to publish the Nazi telegrams.
Liberal Democrat Tim Farron also urged May to publish the findings.
The new tire-safety and maintenance information will be added when states publish new driver-training manuals.
Most of the images of Mirzakhani were digitally retouched to cover her head with a scarf since it is considered taboo to publish images of women not wearing a hijab.
R Kelly has been holding women hostage against their will, according to an explosive article by Buzzfeed published Monday.
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Origin and Etymology of publish
Middle English, modification of Anglo-French publier, from Latin publicare, from publicus public
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
PUBLISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of publish for English Language Learners
: to prepare and produce (a book, magazine, etc.) for sale
: to have something you wrote included in a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.
: to include (an article, letter, photograph, etc.) in a magazine or newspaper
PUBLISH Defined for Kids
Definition of publish for Students
1 : to bring printed works (as books) before the public usually for sale
2 : to print (as in a magazine or newspaper) The newspaper published her article on dogs.
3 : to make widely known
Legal Definition of publish
1 : to make known to another or to the public generally Editor's note: For purposes of defamation, a defamatory communication made to only one third party may be considered published.
2a : to proclaim officially publish an enactment b : to declare (a will) to be a true and valid expression of one's last will c : to reproduce (an opinion) in a reporter
3a : to disseminate to the public or provide notice of to the public or to an individual (as through a mass medium) ordered to publish the citation in the legal notices for three weeks — see also notice by publication at notice b : to distribute or offer for distribution to the public copies of (a copyrightable work) by some transfer of ownership, rental, lease, or loan
4 : utter
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