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Verb: vulgarize  'vúl-gu,rIz
  1. Cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use
    "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors";
    - popularize, popularise [Brit], vulgarise [Brit], generalize, generalise [Brit]
     
  2. Debase and make vulgar
    "The Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage";
    - vulgarise [Brit]
     
  3. Act in a vulgar manner
    "The drunkard tends to vulgarize";
    - vulgarise [Brit]

Derived forms: vulgarizes, vulgarizing, vulgarized

Type of: act, alter, behave, broadcast, change, circularise [Brit], circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, do, modify, pass around, propagate, spread