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popularizeverb [T]

(UK usually popularise) uk   /ˈpɒp.jʊ.lə.raɪz/  us   /ˈpɑː.pjə-/

popularize verb [T] (LIKED)

to make something ​becomepopular: It was Pavarotti in the 1980s who really popularized ​opera.

popularize verb [T] (GENERAL)

to make something ​known and ​understood by ​ordinarypeople: Television has an ​importantrole to ​play in popularizing new ​scientificideas.
popularization
noun [U] (UK usually popularisation) uk   /ˌpɒp.jʊ.lə.raɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌpɑː.pjə.lɚ.ə-/
(Definition of popularize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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popularizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈpɑp·jə·ləˌrɑɪz/

popularize verb [T] (LIKE)

to ​cause something to ​becomeknown, ​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 ​ordinarypeople: His ​bookshelped popularize the ​study of ​language.
(Definition of popularize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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