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publicize (n.)

1902; see public (adj.) + -ize. Related: Publicized; publicizing.

updated on May 09, 2013

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Definitions of publicize from WordNet

publicize (v.)
make public;
Synonyms: publicise / air / bare
publicize (v.)
call attention to;
Synonyms: advertise / advertize / publicise
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