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Popularize   /pˈɑpjələrˌaɪz/   Listen
Popularize

verb
(past & past part. popularized; pres. part. popularizing)
1.
Cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use.  Synonyms: generalise, generalize, popularise, vulgarise, vulgarize.  "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
2.
Make understandable to the general public.  Synonym: popularise.



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"Popularize" Quotes from Famous Books



... From their ranks came many of the most attractive and most eloquent speakers, who discussed the merits of the Constitutional amendment before popular audiences as ably as they had upheld the flag of the Union through four years of bloody strife. Their convention did more to popularize the Fourteenth Amendment as a political issue than any other instrumentality of the year. Not even the members of Congress, who repaired to their districts with the amendment as the leading question, could commend it to the mass of voters with the strength and with the good results ...
— Twenty Years of Congress, Volume 2 (of 2) • James Gillespie Blaine

... that I have unduly ignored the cases and arguments brought forward by other writers, it is by no means because I wish to depreciate the valuable work done by my predecessors in this field. It is solely because I have not desired to popularize the results previously reached, but simply to bring forward my own results. If I had not been able to present new facts in what is perhaps a new light, I should not feel justified in approaching the subject ...
— Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6) • Havelock Ellis

... to popularize art than engraving? Is photography of greater importance than engraving? Matson, ...
— Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index - Second Edition • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

... who has probably done more than any one else to popularize the ideas of Marx in France, has pointed out a very nice distinction here. Man, like all living beings, is the product of his environment. But while animals are affected only by the natural environment, man's brain, itself a product of the natural environment, ...
— Socialism: Positive and Negative • Robert Rives La Monte

... you ride Emperor in again tonight? I think that's one of the reasons they have come here," said the showman, shrewdly grasping the least thing that would tend to popularize his show. ...
— The Circus Boys on the Flying Rings • Edgar B. P. Darlington

... and popularize if possible this fascinating recreation of star-gazing the author has designed this field-book. It is limited in scope solely to that purpose, and all matter of a technical or theoretical nature ...
— A Field Book of the Stars • William Tyler Olcott



Words linked to "Popularize" :   circularize, popularization, disseminate, propagate, circularise, spread, diffuse, gear, disperse, circulate, vulgarise, pitch, vulgarize, pass around, distribute, broadcast



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