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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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Translations

vulgarize

[ˈvʌlgəraɪz] VTvulgarizar
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vulgarize

vt
(= make coarse)vulgarisieren
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References in classic literature ?
You must admit, Hirst, that a little Italian town even would vulgarise the whole scene, would detract from the vastness--the sense of elemental grandeur." He swept his hands towards the forest, and paused for a moment, looking at the great green mass, which was now falling silent.
He was one of the numerous and varied legion of dullards, of half-animate abortions, conceited, half-educated coxcombs, who attach themselves to the idea most in fashion only to vulgarise it and who caricature every cause they serve, however sincerely.
[beaucoup moins que]Nous allons oeuvrer pour que ce type de manifestations soient vulgarises avec le concours des institutions concernees[beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-elle assure.
But in Walker's desire to contemporize the play, this Blanche appears dragging an ugly modern case on wheels, and the old woman is coarsened (like so much else in this production) into a young man with Rio carnival skull make-up on half of his face, who then follows Blanche into the apartment, which is a total nonsense and vulgarises a heart-stopping moment, turning a suggestion into a shriek.
Des activites psychomotrices simples et accessibles, soutenues par des fondements theoriques vulgarises, qui visent un objectif principal : favoriser le plaisir des eleves dans les activites psychomotrices vecues au prescolaire.
And the notion of 'muzak' both vulgarises and vitalises the traditional.
Matthew Arnold, the English essayist, said, "Our inequality materialises our upper class, vulgarises our middle class, brutalises our lower class." Violence is certainly more common where inequalities are greater.
<< Quelquefois, un sentiment de deception parce que les documents scientifiques les plus vulgarises sont en anglais et puis en terme d'emploi, l'exigence de l'anglais alors tu te dis, mais toi tu es fourre dans cette francophonie mais tune peses pas beaucoup par rapport aux anglophones.
Since Habinnas is a priest of the College of Augustus, his scatological language vulgarises the priesthood.