Meaning of “publish” in the English Dictionary

"publish" in English

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publishverb [ T ]

uk /ˈpʌb.lɪʃ/ us /ˈpʌb.lɪʃ/

B1 to make information available to people, especially in a book, magazine, or newspaper, or to produce and sell a book, magazine, or newspaper:

She's just had an article published in their weekend supplement.
The government publishes figures every six months showing how many people are unemployed.
The names of the winners of the competition will be published in June.
She was only 19 when her first novel was published.

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noun [ U ] uk /ˈpʌb.lɪʃ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈpʌb.lɪʃ.ɪŋ/


a career in publishing

(Definition of “publish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"publish" in American English

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publishverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈpʌb·lɪʃ/

to make available to the public, usually by printing, a book, magazine, newspaper, or other document:

[ T ] She was 29 when her first novel was published.
[ T ] We plan to begin publishing a newsletter on the Internet.

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

"publish" in Business English

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publishverb [ T ]

uk /ˈpʌblɪʃ/ us

COMMERCE to produce books, magazines, software, etc. and to make them available to the public by selling them:

They publish a range of business books and software.

COMMUNICATIONS to print an article in a newspaper or magazine, or to make it available online:

The journal does not publish correspondence from readers.
publish an article/report/account The Economist published a lengthy article on the subject of debt.
Papers presented at the conference are published online.

COMMUNICATIONS to make information available to the public:

Sales figures are published monthly.
publish sth in/on sth Details of the event are published on our website.

COMMERCE to print and sell the work of a particular writer:

He was first published in the early 1980s.
She was already a published author at the age of 23.

(Definition of “publish” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)