vulgarize


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vul·gar·ize

 (vŭl′gə-rīz′)
tr.v. vul·gar·ized, vul·gar·iz·ing, vul·gar·iz·es
1. To make vulgar; debase: "What appalls him is the sheer cheesiness of TV iniquity. Television has even vulgarized hell" (Jack Kroll).
2. To disseminate widely; popularize.

vul′gar·i·za′tion (-gər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
vul′gar·iz′er n.

vulgarize

(ˈvʌlɡəˌraɪz) or

vulgarise

vb (tr)
1. to make commonplace or vulgar; debase
2. to make (something little known or difficult to understand) widely known or popular among the public; popularize
ˌvulgariˈzation, ˌvulgariˈsation n
ˈvulgarˌizer, ˈvulgarˌiser n

vul•gar•ize

(ˈvʌl gəˌraɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make vulgar or coarse; lower; debase.
2. to make (a technical or abstruse work) easier to understand and more widely known; popularize.
[1595–1605]
vul`gar•i•za′tion, n.
vul′gar•iz`er, n.

vulgarize


Past participle: vulgarized
Gerund: vulgarizing

Imperative
vulgarize
vulgarize
Present
I vulgarize
you vulgarize
he/she/it vulgarizes
we vulgarize
you vulgarize
they vulgarize
Preterite
I vulgarized
you vulgarized
he/she/it vulgarized
we vulgarized
you vulgarized
they vulgarized
Present Continuous
I am vulgarizing
you are vulgarizing
he/she/it is vulgarizing
we are vulgarizing
you are vulgarizing
they are vulgarizing
Present Perfect
I have vulgarized
you have vulgarized
he/she/it has vulgarized
we have vulgarized
you have vulgarized
they have vulgarized
Past Continuous
I was vulgarizing
you were vulgarizing
he/she/it was vulgarizing
we were vulgarizing
you were vulgarizing
they were vulgarizing
Past Perfect
I had vulgarized
you had vulgarized
he/she/it had vulgarized
we had vulgarized
you had vulgarized
they had vulgarized
Future
I will vulgarize
you will vulgarize
he/she/it will vulgarize
we will vulgarize
you will vulgarize
they will vulgarize
Future Perfect
I will have vulgarized
you will have vulgarized
he/she/it will have vulgarized
we will have vulgarized
you will have vulgarized
they will have vulgarized
Future Continuous
I will be vulgarizing
you will be vulgarizing
he/she/it will be vulgarizing
we will be vulgarizing
you will be vulgarizing
they will be vulgarizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vulgarizing
you have been vulgarizing
he/she/it has been vulgarizing
we have been vulgarizing
you have been vulgarizing
they have been vulgarizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vulgarizing
you will have been vulgarizing
he/she/it will have been vulgarizing
we will have been vulgarizing
you will have been vulgarizing
they will have been vulgarizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vulgarizing
you had been vulgarizing
he/she/it had been vulgarizing
we had been vulgarizing
you had been vulgarizing
they had been vulgarizing
Conditional
I would vulgarize
you would vulgarize
he/she/it would vulgarize
we would vulgarize
you would vulgarize
they would vulgarize
Past Conditional
I would have vulgarized
you would have vulgarized
he/she/it would have vulgarized
we would have vulgarized
you would have vulgarized
they would have vulgarized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.vulgarize - 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.vulgarize - debase and make vulgar; "The Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
3.vulgarize - act in a vulgar manner; "The drunkard tends to vulgarize"
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
Translations

vulgarize

[ˈvʌlgəraɪz] VTvulgarizar

vulgarize

vt
(= make coarse)vulgarisieren
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