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v. pub·lished, pub·lish·ing, pub·lish·es
a. To prepare and issue (a book, music, or other material) for public distribution, especially for sale.
b. To prepare and issue a work or works by (an author).
2. To bring to the public attention; announce. See Synonyms at announce.
1. To issue a publication.
2. To be the writer of works that are published.

[Middle English publicen, publishen, to make known publicly, from alteration of Old French publier, from Latin pūblicāre; see publication.]

pub′lish·a·ble adj.


1. (Journalism & Publishing) to produce and issue (printed or electronic matter) for distribution and sale
2. (Journalism & Publishing) (intr) to have one's written work issued for publication
3. (tr) to announce formally or in public
4. (Law) (tr) to communicate (defamatory matter) to someone other than the person defamed: to publish a libel.
[C14: from Old French puplier, from Latin pūblicāre to make public]
ˈpublishable adj
ˈpublishing n


(ˈpʌb lɪʃ)

1. to issue (printed or otherwise reproduced textual or graphic material, computer software, etc.) for sale or distribution to the public.
2. to issue publicly the work of: Random House publishes Faulkner.
3. to announce formally or officially; proclaim; promulgate.
4. to make publicly or generally known.
5. to issue newspapers, books, computer software, etc.; engage in publishing.
6. to have one's work published: She publishes with another house now.
[1300–50; Middle English publisshen < Anglo-French *publiss-, long s. of *publir, for Middle French publier < Latin pūblicāre to make public]
pub′lish•a•ble, adj.
syn: See announce.


1. 'edit'

If you edit a text, you examine it and make corrections to it so that it is suitable for publication.

I am indebted most particularly to Mrs Maria Jepps, who checked and edited the entire work.
2. 'publish'

Do not confuse edit with publish. When a company publishes a book or magazine, it prints copies of it, which are then sent to shops to be sold.

His latest book of poetry will be published by Faber in May.


1. 'print'

To print a book or newspaper means to produce many copies of it using machinery.

The book is printed on fine acid-free paper.
2. 'publish'

To publish a book or newspaper means to produce and distribute it for sale to the public.

Dr Johnson's dictionary was published in 1755.


Past participle: published
Gerund: publishing

I publish
you publish
he/she/it publishes
we publish
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I published
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Present Continuous
I am publishing
you are publishing
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we are publishing
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Present Perfect
I have published
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Past Continuous
I was publishing
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Past Perfect
I had published
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I will publish
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Future Perfect
I will have published
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Future Continuous
I will be publishing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been publishing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been publishing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been publishing
you had been publishing
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we had been publishing
you had been publishing
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I would publish
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Past Conditional
I would have published
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we would have published
you would have published
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.publish - put into print; "The newspaper published the news of the royal couple's divorce"; "These news should not be printed"
produce, create, make - create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
republish - publish again; "The scientist republished his results after he made some corrections"
gazette - publish in a gazette
2.publish - prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper"
publicize, bare, publicise, air - make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
edit - supervise the publication of; "The same family has been editing the influential newspaper for almost 100 years"
3.publish - have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career"
create verbally - create with or from words
indite, pen, write, compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"


1. put out, issue, produce, print, bring out His latest book will be published in May.
2. announce, reveal, declare, spread, advertise, broadcast, leak, distribute, communicate, disclose, proclaim, circulate, impart, publicize, divulge, promulgate, shout from the rooftops (informal), blow wide open (slang) The paper did not publish his name for legal reasons.


1. To present for circulation, exhibit, or sale:
2. To be the author of (a published work or works):
3. To bring to public notice or make known publicly:
يُعْلِن عنيَنْشُريَنْشُر، يُصْدِر
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[ˈpʌblɪʃ] VT
1. [newspaper] [+ article, photograph] → publicar; [publisher] [+ book] → publicar, editar; [publisher] [+ author] → publicar las obras de; [author] [+ book] → publicar
"published weekly""semanario"
2. (= make public) [+ list, information] → divulgar, hacer público


[ˈpʌblɪʃ] vt
[company] [+ book, magazine] → publier
[newspaper, magazine] [+ letter, article, picture] → publier
[author] [+ book, article, story] → publier


(= issue)veröffentlichen; book, magazine etcveröffentlichen, herausbringen; published by Collinsbei Collins erschienen; “published monthly”erscheint monatlich; “just published”neu erschienen; “to be published shortly”erscheint in Kürze; who publishes that book?in welchem Verlag ist das Buch erschienen?; they publish novelssie verlegen Romane
(= make public) news, bannsveröffentlichen, bekannt geben; decreeherausgeben; willeröffnen; to publish something abroad (fig)etw überall herumerzählen
vi when are we going to publish? (book)wann bringen wir das Buch heraus?; (research)wann veröffentlichen or publizieren wir die Arbeit?; he used to publish with Collinser hat seine Bücher früher bei Collins herausgebracht or veröffentlicht


[ˈpʌblɪʃ] vtpubblicare
who publishes Moravia? → chi è l'editore di Moravia?
"published weekly" → "edito settimanalmente", "pubblicato settimanalmente"


(ˈpabliʃ) verb
1. to prepare, print and produce for sale (a book etc). His new novel is being published this month.
2. to make known. They published their engagement.
ˈpublisher noun
a person or a company that publishes books, newspapers etc.
ˈpublishing noun
the business of a publisher.


يَنْشُر publikovat udgive veröffentlichen δημοσιεύω publicar julkaista publier izdavati pubblicare 出版する 출판하다 publiceren utgi opublikować publicar издавать publicera พิมพ์จำหน่าย yayımlamak xuất bản 出版
References in classic literature ?
We had files of those good old family magazines which used to publish coloured lithographs of popular paintings, and I was allowed to use some of these.
As one method of throwing it off, I have put an incident of the Pyncheon family history, with which I happen to be acquainted, into the form of a legend, and mean to publish it in a magazine.
Keeping up the metaphor of the political guillotine, the whole may be considered as the POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF A DECAPITATED SURVEYOR: and the sketch which I am now bringing to a close, if too autobiographical for a modest person to publish in his lifetime, will readily be excused in a gentleman who writes from beyond the grave.
H y publish my great theory as his own discovery; I even begged him to do it; I even proposed to print it myself as his theory.
You, too, publish your declaration of freedom with danger compassing you around.
Far from desiring to publish the connection, he became as anxious to conceal it as myself.
Suppose he should relent And publish Grace to all, on promise made Of new Subjection; with what eyes could we Stand in his presence humble, and receive Strict Laws impos'd, to celebrate his Throne With warbl'd Hymns, and to his Godhead sing Forc't Halleluiah's; while he Lordly sits Our envied Sovran, and his Altar breathes Ambrosial Odours and Ambrosial Flowers, Our servile offerings.
Trefusis objected that the epitaph was untrue, and said that he did not see why tombstones should be privileged to publish false statements.
I saw another at work to calcine ice into gunpowder; who likewise showed me a treatise he had written concerning the malleability of fire, which he intended to publish.