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English definition of “popularize”

popularize

verb [T]  /ˈpɑp·jə·ləˌrɑɪz/ us  

popularize verb [T] (LIKE)

to cause something to become known, admired, or used by many people: He helped to popularize the hard-bop style of jazz in the mid-1950s.

popularize verb [T] (MAKE GENERAL)

to make something known or understood to ordinary people: His books helped popularize the study of language.
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