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Verb: popularize  'pó-pyu-lu,rIz
  1. 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";
    - popularise [Brit], vulgarize, vulgarise [Brit], generalize, generalise [Brit]
     
  2. Make understandable to the general public
    "Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books";
    - popularise [Brit]

Derived forms: popularizing, popularizes, popularized

Type of: broadcast, circularise [Brit], circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, gear, pass around, pitch, propagate, spread

Encyclopedia: Popularize