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
popular + -ize (Wiktionary)