Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
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.
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
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.
Past participle: vulgarized
Switch to new thesaurus
|Verb||1.||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"
|2.||vulgarize - debase and make vulgar; "The Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage"|
|3.||vulgarize - act in a vulgar manner; "The drunkard tends to vulgarize"|