Definition of publicize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpəbləˌsīz/


[with object]
1Make (something) widely known: use the magazine to publicize human rights abuses
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  • Animal welfare laws are strictly enforced in the countries abroad and the press also publicises animal abuses very widely, owing to which cases of cruelty to animals are very few, she says.
  • Since 1992 extra emergency sessions have been held to deal with widely publicized human rights crises.
  • Yet they are also very good at calling a rally on the right issue at the right time, and publicizing it widely.
1.1Give out publicity about (a product, person, or company) for advertising or promotional purposes: Judy had started to publicize books and celebrities
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  • So rest assured that while we're eager to show our appreciation we would never publicize anyone's name without their explicit permission.
  • I am trying to compile some internet facts and figures on Zora for use in publicising her.
  • However, not all ads for medical service are banned from inviting celebrities to publicize their products.
advertise, promote, build up, talk up, push, beat the drum for, boost
informal hype, plug, puff (up)




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Syllabification: pub·li·cize

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