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1. In a public manner; openly.
2. By or with consent of the public.


(ˈpʌblɪklɪ) or


1. in a public manner; without concealment; openly
2. in the name or with the consent of the public


(ˈpʌb lɪk li)

1. in a public manner or place.
2. by the public.
3. by public action or consent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.publicly - in a manner accessible to or observable by the public; openly; "she admitted publicly to being a communist"
in camera, in private, privately - kept private or confined to those intimately concerned; "it was discussed privately between the two men"; "privately, she thought differently"; "some member of his own party hoped privately for his defeat"; "he was questioned in private"
2.publicly - by the public or the people generally; "publicly provided medical care"; "publicly financed schools"
privately - by a private person or interest; "a privately financed campaign"
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[ˈpʌblɪklɪ] ADV [acknowledge, criticize, accuse] → públicamente, en público; [announce, state, humiliate] → públicamente; [funded] → con fondos públicos
land and buildings that are publicly ownedtierras fpl y edificios mpl que son propiedad pública or del Estado
this information should be made publicly availableesta información se debería hacer pública


[ˈpʌblɪkli] adv
(in public, openly) [speak, discuss, deny] → publiquement
He never spoke publicly about the affair → Il ne s'est jamais exprimé publiquement sur l'affaire.
(by the state) publicly owned [company] → d'État, de service public
publicly run → géré(e) par l'État
publicly funded → financé(e) par l'État
(FINANCE) publicly traded company → compagnie cotée en Boursepublic money ndeniers mpl publicspublic opinion nopinion f publique public opinion pollpublic opinion poll nsondage m d'opinion publiquepublic ownership n
to be taken into public ownership → être nationalisé(e), devenir propriété de l'Étatpublic property n
(as opposed to private property)biens mpl publics
to be public property [land, forest] → appartenir au domaine public
to become public property [person, facts] → être livré(e) en pâture au publicPublic Prosecutor nprocureur(e) m/f (de la République) public prosecutor's officepublic prosecutor's office nparquet mPublic Record Office n (British)Archives fpl nationalespublic relations
(= field) (in organization)relations fpl publiques
a job in public relations → un poste aux relations publiques
(= communication, community relationship) → relations fpl publiques
It's good for public relations → C'est bon pour les relations publiques.
modif [company, firm] → de relations publiques; [consultant] → en relations publiques; [manager] → des relations publiques; [campaign] → de relations publiques
a public relations exercise → un exercice de relations publiques public relations officerpublic relations officer nresponsable mf des relations publiquespublic school
(British) (= private school) → école f secondaire privée
(US) (= state school) → école f secondaire publiquepublic sector
the public sector → le secteur public
modif [worker, employee, union] → du secteur public
public sector pay → salaires mpl du secteur public public sector borrowing requirementpublic sector borrowing requirement nbesoins mpl de financement du secteur public mesure des emprunts effectués par le secteur public pour financer son déficitpublic servant nfonctionnaire mfpublic service
(health care, transport, waste disposal etc)service m public
(in the civil service)service m public
a distinguished career in public service → une carrière exemplaire dans le service public
(= beneficial action) → service m d'intérêt public
to perform a public service → exercer un service d'intérêt public
modif (= public sector) [worker, job] → du service public public service broadcastingpublic service broadcasting ntélévision f et radio f de service publicpublic service vehicle n (British)véhicule m des services publicspublic speaking nart m oratoirepublic spending ndépenses fpl publiquespublic-spirited [ˌpʌblɪkˈspɪrɪtɪd] adj [person] → qui fait preuve de civisme, à l'esprit civiquepublic television n (US)télévision de service publicpublic transport public transportation (US) ntransports mpl en commun, transports mpl publicspublic utility nutilité f publiquepublic works npltravaux mpl publics


advöffentlich; publicly fundeddurch öffentliche Mittel finanziert; publicly accountableder Öffentlichkeit verantwortlich; this factory is publicly owneddiese Fabrik ist gesellschaftliches Eigentum; publicly quoted company˜ Aktiengesellschaft f


[ˈpʌblɪklɪ] adv (say, do) → pubblicamente
a publicly-owned company → una società nazionalizzata


(ˈpablik) adjective
of, for, or concerning, the people (of a community or nation) in general. a public library; a public meeting; Public opinion turned against him; The public announcements are on the back page of the newspaper; This information should be made public and not kept secret any longer.
ˈpublicly adverb
puˈblicity (-ˈblisə-) noun
1. advertising. There is a lot of publicity about the dangers of smoking.
2. the state of being widely known. Film stars usually like publicity.
ˈpublicize, ˈpublicise (-saiz) verb
to make widely known; to advertise. We are publicizing a new product.
public holiday
a day on which all (or most) shops, offices and factories are closed for a holiday.
public house (usually abbreviated to pub (pab) )
a house where alcoholic drinks are sold to the public.
public relations (also PR)
the attitude, understanding etc between a firm, government etc and the public.
ˌpublic ˈservice anˌnouncement noun
(especially American) an announcement on television or radio given as a service to the public.
public spirit
a desire to do things for the good of the community.
ˌpublic-ˈspirited adjective
public transport
the bus, tram and train services provided by a state or community for the public.
in public
in front of other people, not in private. They are always quarrelling in public.
the public
people in general. This swimming pool is open to the public every day.
public opinion poll
a way of finding out public opinion by questioning a certain number of people.

the public is singular: The public is entitled to know the facts .
References in classic literature ?
Davis had declared limes a contraband article, and solemnly vowed to publicly ferrule the first person who was found breaking the law.
A couple of hours in this place where he had been publicly humiliated.
It may appear singular, and, indeed, not a little ludicrous, that an affair of this kind, which in later days would have been referred to no higher jurisdiction than that of the select men of the town, should then have been a question publicly discussed, and on which statesmen of eminence took sides.
I daresay I fancied myself, in short, a remarkable young woman and took comfort in the faith that this would more publicly appear.
Interweaving in its proper place this darker thread with the story as publicly narrated on the ship, the whole of this strange affair I now proceed to put on lasting record.
In every gallery in Europe there are hideous pictures of blood, carnage, oozing brains, putrefaction--pictures portraying intolerable suffering--pictures alive with every conceivable horror, wrought out in dreadful detail--and similar pictures are being put on the canvas every day and publicly exhibited--without a growl from anybody--for they are innocent, they are inoffensive, being works of art.
Tom had managed to endure everything else, but to have to remain publicly and permanently under such an obligation as this to a nigger, and to this nigger of all niggers--this was too much.
The memory of old days had been evoked, and the daily life of a pious and venerated father called to mind; the Sawyer name had been publicly dignified and praised; Rebecca had comported herself as the granddaughter of Deacon Israel Sawyer should, and showed conclusively that she was not "all Randall," as had been supposed.
Lloyd; I shall write to him; if his reply agrees with your statement, you shall be publicly cleared from every imputation; to me, Jane, you are clear now.
I was not going there: we were journeying to hear the famous Jabez Branderham preach, from the text - 'Seventy Times Seven;' and either Joseph, the preacher, or I had committed the 'First of the Seventy-First,' and were to be publicly exposed and excommunicated.
in either of those cases, I make it a condition of his receiving the legacy that he shall be married within the period of Six calendar months from the day of my decease; that the woman he marries shall not be a widow; and that his marriage shall be a marriage by Banns, publicly celebrated in the parish church of Ossory -- where he has been known from his childhood, and where the family and circumstances of his future wife are likely to be the subject of public interest and inquiry.
Be so good then as declare publicly, will you,' said Mr.