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 publishable (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for publish

Synonyms

get out, issue, print, put out

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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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According to an article published by the Sun last month, JHU has three contracts, mostly for educational programs, totaling $1.7 million with ICE, all of which are expiring this year. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "7 Arrested by Baltimore Police, Breaking Up Monthlong Johns Hopkins Protests Against Private Police, ICE Contracts," 8 May 2019 Researchers at Wake Forest University recently reviewed the published scientific literature on rosacea and mental health and found numerous studies indicating significant correlations between rosacea and increased incidences of depression. Nadia Berenstein, SELF, "Holiday Parties Bring Out the Worst of My Rosacea," 19 Dec. 2018 The pro-government Sabah newspaper on Thursday first published the images of Mutreb, showing him walking past police barricades at the consulate at 9:55 a.m. with several men trailing behind him. Suzan Fraser, Fox News, "Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished," 18 Oct. 2018 Sensory Issues with Autism, will be published by Albert Whitman in 2020. Jen Malia, SELF, "My Taekwondo Black Belt Changed My Life as an Autistic Woman," 18 Apr. 2019 Points 3, 6, and 8 are excerpts from The Art of Dressing Curves: The Best-Kept Secrets of a Fashion Stylist by Susan Moses, published by Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Lauren Chan, Glamour, "8 Tips This Stylist Learned From 20 Years of Dressing Curves," 24 Mar. 2019 That fact has changed in recent weeks since the couple announced their plans to divorce, quickly followed by an expose published by the National Enquirer detailing Jeff's ongoing affair with Lauren Sanchez. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Who Is Jeff Bezos's Soon-to-Be Ex-Wife, Novelist MacKenzie Bezos?," 14 Feb. 2019 The same name also appears in an email published by WikiLeaks from the 2015 breach of surveillance company Hacking Team of Saudi officials being trained to use their software. Suzan Fraser, Fox News, "Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished," 18 Oct. 2018 The tight contest in Mr. Netanyahu’s bid to win a fifth term and become Israel’s longest-serving premier, shows former Israeli military chief Benny Gantz ahead by a hair, according to the closing polls published before elections on April 9. ... Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, "Netanyahu Trails Rival Gantz Days Before Israeli Elections," 5 Apr. 2019

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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

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publisher noun

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