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pop·u·lar·ize

 (pŏp′yə-lə-rīz′)
tr.v. pop·u·lar·ized, pop·u·lar·iz·ing, pop·u·lar·iz·es
1. To make popular: A famous dancer popularized the new hairstyle.
2. To present in a widely understandable or acceptable form: popularize technical material for a general audience.

pop′u·lar·i·za′tion (-lər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
pop′u·lar·iz′er n.

popularize

(ˈpɒpjʊləˌraɪz) or

popularise

vb (tr)
1. to make popular; make attractive to the general public
2. to make or cause to become easily understandable or acceptable
ˌpopulariˈzation, ˌpopulariˈsation n
ˈpopularˌizer, ˈpopularˌiser n

pop•u•lar•ize

(ˈpɒp yə ləˌraɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make popular.
[1585–95]
pop`u•lar•i•za′tion, n.
pop′u•lar•iz`er, n.

popularize


Past participle: popularized
Gerund: popularizing

Imperative
popularize
popularize
Present
I popularize
you popularize
he/she/it popularizes
we popularize
you popularize
they popularize
Preterite
I popularized
you popularized
he/she/it popularized
we popularized
you popularized
they popularized
Present Continuous
I am popularizing
you are popularizing
he/she/it is popularizing
we are popularizing
you are popularizing
they are popularizing
Present Perfect
I have popularized
you have popularized
he/she/it has popularized
we have popularized
you have popularized
they have popularized
Past Continuous
I was popularizing
you were popularizing
he/she/it was popularizing
we were popularizing
you were popularizing
they were popularizing
Past Perfect
I had popularized
you had popularized
he/she/it had popularized
we had popularized
you had popularized
they had popularized
Future
I will popularize
you will popularize
he/she/it will popularize
we will popularize
you will popularize
they will popularize
Future Perfect
I will have popularized
you will have popularized
he/she/it will have popularized
we will have popularized
you will have popularized
they will have popularized
Future Continuous
I will be popularizing
you will be popularizing
he/she/it will be popularizing
we will be popularizing
you will be popularizing
they will be popularizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been popularizing
you have been popularizing
he/she/it has been popularizing
we have been popularizing
you have been popularizing
they have been popularizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been popularizing
you will have been popularizing
he/she/it will have been popularizing
we will have been popularizing
you will have been popularizing
they will have been popularizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been popularizing
you had been popularizing
he/she/it had been popularizing
we had been popularizing
you had been popularizing
they had been popularizing
Conditional
I would popularize
you would popularize
he/she/it would popularize
we would popularize
you would popularize
they would popularize
Past Conditional
I would have popularized
you would have popularized
he/she/it would have popularized
we would have popularized
you would have popularized
they would have popularized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.popularize - cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use; "They popularized coffee in Washington State"; "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
popularise, popularize - make understandable to the general public; "Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books"
disseminate, pass around, circulate, diffuse, broadcast, circularise, circularize, spread, disperse, propagate, distribute - cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
2.popularize - make understandable to the general public; "Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books"
gear, pitch - set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
popularise, popularize, vulgarise, vulgarize, generalise, generalize - cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use; "They popularized coffee in Washington State"; "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"

popularize

verb
1. make something popular, spread the word about, disseminate, universalize, give mass appeal to the first person to popularize rock `n' roll in China
2. simplify, make available to all, give currency to, give mass appeal to a magazine devoted to popularizing science

popularize

verb
To make known vigorously the positive features of (a product):
Informal: pitch, plug.
Slang: push.
Translations
popularizovat
udbrede
népszerűsít
gera vinsælan, breiîa út
popularizovať

popularize

[ˈpɒpjʊləraɪz] VT
1. (= make well-liked, acceptable) → popularizar
2. (= make available to the people) → divulgar

popularize

[ˈpɒpjʊləraɪz] popularise (British) vt
(= make more popular) → populariser
(= make more approachable) [+ science] → vulgariser

popularize

vt
(= make well-liked)populär machen, zum Durchbruch verhelfen (+dat)
(= make understandable) sciencepopularisieren, unter das Volk bringen (inf); ideaszum Durchbruch verhelfen (+dat), → popularisieren

popularize

[ˈpɒpjʊləˌraɪz] vt
a. (make well-liked, person) → rendere popolare; (make fashionable, product, fashion) → diffondere
b. (make accessible to laymen) → rendere accessibile ai più, divulgare; (science) → volgarizzare

popular

(ˈpopjulə) adjective
1. liked by most people. a popular holiday resort; a popular person; She is very popular with children.
2. believed by most people. a popular theory.
3. of the people in general. popular rejoicing.
4. easily read, understood etc by most people. a popular history of Britain.
ˈpopularly adverb
amongst, or by, most people. He was popularly believed to have magical powers.
ˈpopuˈlarity (-ˈlӕ-) noun
the state of being well liked.
ˈpopularize, ˈpopularise verb
to make popular or widely known. She did much to popularize women's sport.
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The essay is remarkably well-researched, down to small and sometimes surprising biographical details from Bergson's and Lewis's lives, and it is admirably sensitive both to the nuances in Bergson's thinking and to appropriations of his ideas by George Bernard Shaw and some other popularizers who preceded Lewis.