Meaning of “popularize” in the English Dictionary

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(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 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.

(Definition of “popularize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)