vulgarize

verb vul·gar·ize \ ˈvəl-gə-ˌrīz \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of vulgarize

vulgarized; vulgarizing
transitive verb
1 : to diffuse generally : popularize
2 : to make vulgar : coarsen

vulgarization

play \ˌvəl-gə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

vulgarizer

play \ˈvəl-gə-ˌrī-zər\ noun

Examples of vulgarize in a Sentence

  1. The movie is a vulgarized version of the original story.

  2. the composer's masterpiece has been hopelessly vulgarized by its use in countless TV commercials

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First Known Use of vulgarize

1709

vulgarize Synonyms


VULGARIZE Defined for English Language Learners

vulgarize

verb

Definition of vulgarize for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) worse by making it less formal or more ordinary


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