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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Recent Examples on the Web

To great fanfare, Queen Elizabeth has published her very first post on the platform today. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Posted on Instagram for the First Time, Featuring a Letter to Prince Albert," 7 Mar. 2019 Human Rights Watch also detailed widespread abuses by members of Venezuela’s security forces in reports published in 2014 and 2017. Fabiola Sanchez, The Seattle Times, "Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela," 20 Feb. 2019 Everyone from The New York Times to The New Yorker covered it and no fewer than eight books were published in the span of a few months about the topic. Lyndsey Matthews, Country Living, "What Is Hygge? Everything You Need To Know About The Danish Lifestyle Trend," 4 Dec. 2018 Earlier this year, after hundreds of experiments, Dantas finally published his solution in Nature Chemical Biology. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "Bacteria That Eat Drugs Could Help Solve the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis," 8 Nov. 2018 This article was originally published on October 13, 2016; it has been updated with new information. Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Most Haunted Cities In America and Why You Should Visit," 18 Oct. 2018 With the new approach, the three patients are taking steps under their own power — intentionally moving, according to the reports published Monday by Nature Medicine and the New England Journal of Medicine. Fox News, "Paralyzed patients take first steps after implant, intense rehab," 25 Sep. 2018 According to a study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 259 people have died trying to take selfies in dangerous situations. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "This Teen Fell Off A Bridge While Trying To Take a Selfie And Broke Almost Every Bone in His Face," 21 Feb. 2019 The best responses will be published that night. ... WSJ, "Is the Campus Free-Speech Crisis Overblown?," 19 Feb. 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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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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