publish

verb
pub·​lish | \ ˈpə-blish How to pronounce publish (audio) \
published; publishing; publishes

Definition of publish

transitive verb

1a : to make generally known
b : to make public announcement of
2a : to disseminate to the public
b : to produce or release for distribution specifically : print sense 2c
c : to issue the work of (an author)

intransitive verb

1 : to put out an edition
2 : to have one's work accepted for publication

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Other Words from publish

publishable \ ˈpə-​bli-​shə-​bəl How to pronounce publish (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for publish

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Impressed friends and family urged him to publish them in a book, but Stevens never considered it. Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press, 24 July 2021 The agency did not provide that information and does not publish it on its website. Jessica Rodriguez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 July 2021 Four high-profile monarchs passed on the Bible before King James agreed to publish it. Taylor Kay Phillip, The New Yorker, 28 June 2021 Novavax reported the results in a news release and plans to publish them in a medical journal, where they will be vetted by independent experts. Linda A. Johnson, Anchorage Daily News, 14 June 2021 Novavax reported the results in a news release and plans to publish them in a medical journal, where they will be vetted by independent experts. Linda A. Johnson, Chron, 14 June 2021 Organizations that are covered by the newspaper are free to post links to photos and stories on their own websites or social media, but they are not normally permitted to publish them as their own content. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 June 2021 In most cases, the attackers also steal sensitive company data and threaten to publish it. Adrian Croft, Fortune, 1 June 2021 The 567-page report was made available from the government for free, but W.W. Norton & Co. won the right to publish it. Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of publish

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for publish

Middle English, modification of Anglo-French publier, from Latin publicare, from publicus public

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The first known use of publish was in the 14th century

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publish

verb

English Language Learners Definition of publish

: 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

verb
pub·​lish | \ ˈpə-blish How to pronounce publish (audio) \
published; publishing

Kids Definition of publish

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

Other Words from publish

publisher noun

publish

transitive verb
pub·​lish

Legal Definition of publish

1 : to make known to another or to the public generally

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

Other Words from publish

publisher noun

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