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Vulgarize

verb
(past & past part. vulgarized; pres. part. vulgarizing)
1.
Cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use.  Synonyms: generalise, generalize, popularise, popularize, vulgarise.  "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
2.
Debase and make vulgar.  Synonym: vulgarise.
3.
Act in a vulgar manner.  Synonym: vulgarise.



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"Vulgarize" Quotes from Famous Books



... is welcomed, not only by the poor serfs themselves, as a gleam of light and hope shed upon the monotonous squalor of their existence, but also by the Aristocracy at large; for all the higher classes are well aware that these rare phenomena, while they do little or nothing to vulgarize their own privileges, serve as almost useful barrier ...
— Flatland • Edwin A. Abbott

... lecturer had to vulgarize his messages so as to get them safely into the brain of the audience. What an audience! For the first time in my life I saw the "library" public in the mass! It is a sight to make one think. My cab had gone up Bond Street, where the fortune-tellers flourish, and their ...
— Books and Persons - Being Comments on a Past Epoch 1908-1911 • Arnold Bennett



Words linked to "Vulgarize" :   vulgarise, generalise, spread, change, circularise, generalize, vulgar, circularize, do, popularise, circulate, popularize, disperse, vulgarization, alter, behave, pass around, broadcast, distribute, modify, diffuse, disseminate, act, propagate



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