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Definition of popularize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    popularize

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈpɑpyələˌraɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they popularize
     
    he / she / it popularizes
     
    past simple popularized
     
    -ing form popularizing
     
     
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  1. 1popularize somebody/something to make a lot of people know about something and enjoy it The program did much to popularize little-known writers. The travel company led the way in popularizing winter sports for all ages.
  2. 2popularize something to make a difficult subject easier to understand for ordinary people He spent his life popularizing natural history.
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NAmE//ˌpɑpyələrəˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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