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Definition of popularize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    popularize

     verb
    (British English also -ise) verb
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒpjələraɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːpjələraɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they popularize
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒpjələraɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːpjələraɪz//
     
    he / she / it popularizes
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒpjələraɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːpjələraɪzɪz//
     
    past simple popularized
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒpjələraɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːpjələraɪzd//
     
    past participle popularized
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒpjələraɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːpjələraɪzd//
     
    -ing form popularizing
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒpjələraɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːpjələraɪzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1popularize somebody/something to make a lot of people know about something and enjoy it The programme 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: popularize