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

 

vulgarize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈvʌlɡəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvʌlɡəraɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vulgarize
BrE BrE//ˈvʌlɡəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvʌlɡəraɪz//
 
he / she / it vulgarizes
BrE BrE//ˈvʌlɡəraɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvʌlɡəraɪzɪz//
 
past simple vulgarized
BrE BrE//ˈvʌlɡəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvʌlɡəraɪzd//
 
past participle vulgarized
BrE BrE//ˈvʌlɡəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvʌlɡəraɪzd//
 
-ing form vulgarizing
BrE BrE//ˈvʌlɡəraɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvʌlɡəraɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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vulgarize something (formal, disapproving) to spoil something by changing it so that it is more ordinary than before and not of such a high standard
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vulgarize