vulgarize

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verb vul·gar·ize \ˈvəl-gə-ˌrīz\

Definition of vulgarize

vulgarized

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vulgarizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to diffuse generally :  popularize

  3. 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

First Known Use of vulgarize

1709


VULGARIZE Defined for English Language Learners

vulgarize

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verb

Definition of vulgarize for English Language Learners

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


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