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

  • transitive v. To make vulgar; debase: "What appalls him is the sheer cheesiness of TV iniquity. Television has even vulgarized hell” ( Jack Kroll).
  • transitive v. To disseminate widely; popularize.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To express or re-express something in a base, common, or lewd manner; to make something commonplace; to make something vulgar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To make vulgar, or common.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make vulgar or common.
  • To produce vulgarity.
  • To act in a vulgar manner.
  • Also spelled vulgarise.

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

  • v. act in a vulgar manner
  • v. cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use
  • v. debase and make vulgar

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