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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make popular: A famous dancer popularized the new hairstyle.
  • transitive v. To present in a widely understandable or acceptable form: popularize technical material for a general audience.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Alternative spelling of popularise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make popular; to make suitable or acceptable to the common people; to make generally known.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make popular; treat in a popular manner, or so as to be generally intelligible to common people; spread among the people. Also spelled popularise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make understandable to the general public
  • v. cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use

Etymologies

popular +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

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