Definitions

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  • verb Alternative spelling of vulgarize.

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

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But I can say very truthfully that no slight whatever was intended, in regard to a scholar who did more than almost any other single man to "vulgarise" (in the wholly laudable sense of that too often degraded word) the body of English literature.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • "vulgarise" Switzerland; but as far as I am concerned I freely give it up to them and offer them a personal welcome and take a peculiar satisfaction in seeing them here.

    Italian Hours

  • Jack Nicholson could vulgarise Jim Broadbent's finely modulated performance as a dad with Alzheimer's.

    TV review: Exile and The Secret Millionaire

  • And basing on this premise, later exponents of Marxism dare to vulgarise the concepts of communism to such an extent that capitalism with all its malevolent designs get the chance to settle the scores with human cries and whispers.

    Problems of Communism

  • In this situation it becomes relatively easy to debase and vulgarise the noble effort to create a new South Africa that belongs to all who live in it, black and white.

    ANC Today

  • In this situation it becomes relatively easy to debase and vulgarise the noble effort to create a new South Africa that belongs to all who live in it, black and white.

    ANC Today

  • In this situation it becomes relatively easy to debase and vulgarise the noble effort to create a new South Africa that belongs to all who live in it, black and white.

    ANC Today

  • In this situation it becomes relatively easy to debase and vulgarise the noble effort to create a new South Africa that belongs to all who live in it, black and white.

    ANC Today

  • Buddhist bishop and priests entertained us in one of the guest-rooms, and to Enoshima and Kamakura, “vulgar” resorts which nothing can vulgarise so long as Fujisan towers above them.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Life had been against him; when, the resolve was strongest, poverty and ill-heath kept him down, and since then, with the years that passed, he had come to see that his place would only have been among the multitude of little talents, whose destiny it is to imitate and vulgarise the strivings of genius, to swell the over-huge mass of mediocrity.

    Maurice Guest

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