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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.
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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
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(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.
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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.
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Past participle: published
Gerund: publishing

I publish
you publish
he/she/it publishes
we publish
you publish
they publish
I published
you published
he/she/it published
we published
you published
they published
Present Continuous
I am publishing
you are publishing
he/she/it is publishing
we are publishing
you are publishing
they are publishing
Present Perfect
I have published
you have published
he/she/it has published
we have published
you have published
they have published
Past Continuous
I was publishing
you were publishing
he/she/it was publishing
we were publishing
you were publishing
they were publishing
Past Perfect
I had published
you had published
he/she/it had published
we had published
you had published
they had published
I will publish
you will publish
he/she/it will publish
we will publish
you will publish
they will publish
Future Perfect
I will have published
you will have published
he/she/it will have published
we will have published
you will have published
they will have published
Future Continuous
I will be publishing
you will be publishing
he/she/it will be publishing
we will be publishing
you will be publishing
they will be publishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been publishing
you have been publishing
he/she/it has been publishing
we have been publishing
you have been publishing
they have been publishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been publishing
you will have been publishing
he/she/it will have been publishing
we will have been publishing
you will have been publishing
they will have been publishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been publishing
you had been publishing
he/she/it had been publishing
we had been publishing
you had been publishing
they had been publishing
I would publish
you would publish
he/she/it would publish
we would publish
you would publish
they would publish
Past Conditional
I would have published
you would have published
he/she/it would have published
we would have published
you would have published
they would have published
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002


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:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈpʌblɪʃ] vt
[company] [+ book, magazine] → publier
[newspaper, magazine] [+ letter, article, picture] → publier
[author] [+ book, article, story] → publier
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


(= 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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈpʌblɪʃ] vtpubblicare
who publishes Moravia? → chi è l'editore di Moravia?
"published weekly" → "edito settimanalmente", "pubblicato settimanalmente"
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


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
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It is high time that Communists should openly, in the face of the whole world, publish their views, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of Communism with a Manifesto of the party itself.
My work is now nearly finished; but as it will take me two or three more years to complete it, and as my health is far from strong, I have been urged to publish this Abstract.
I have never made much account of what has proceeded from my own mind; and so long as I gathered no other advantage from the method I employ beyond satisfying myself on some difficulties belonging to the speculative sciences, or endeavoring to regulate my actions according to the principles it taught me, I never thought myself bound to publish anything respecting it.
Ide," it is not impossible that the poems now republished in this collection may be by the author of "The Raven." Having been published without his usual elaborate revision, Poe may have wished to hide his hasty work under an assumed name.
I have myself published separate volumes on the 'Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs;' on the 'Volcanic Islands visited during the Voyage of the Beagle;' and on the 'Geology of South America.' The sixth volume of the 'Geological Transactions' contains two papers of mine on the Erratic Boulders and Volcanic Phenomena of South America.
On the next day, in its number of January 15th, the Daily Telegraph published an article couched in the following terms:
'Chambers' Cyclopedia of English Literature,' edition of 1910, published in the United States by the J.
12 The publication of this era which most probably has influenced these fables, is the "Liber Facetiarum," l3 a book consisting of a hundred jests and stories, by the celebrated Poggio Bracciolini, published A.D.
(quite mistaken, as he soon found, in supposing the thing to have been abandoned by all authorities) published some ingenious letters to me at the time when that event was chronicled, arguing that spontaneous combustion could not possibly be.
Though the TRANSCONTINENTAL had published "The Ring of Bells," no check was forthcoming.
I remember, when my first book was published, several Alaskans, who were members of the Bohemian Club, entertained me one evening at the club in San Francisco.
Just when the printed copies were ready to be published, the British bombarded Copenhagen.