- 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.
- 2popularize something to make a difficult subject easier to understand for ordinary people He spent his life popularizing natural history.
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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