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English definition of “popularize”

popularize

verb [T] (GENERAL) (UK usually popularise)     /ˈpɒp.jʊ.lə.raɪz/ US  /ˈpɑː.pjə-/
to make something known and understood by ordinary people : Television has an important role to play in popularizing new scientific ideas .Teaching in general popularization (UK usually popularisation)     /ˌpɒp.jʊ.lə.raɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌpɑː.pjə.lɚ.ə-/ noun [U]
(Definition of popularize verb (GENERAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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