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Meaning of “publish” in the English Dictionary

"publish" in British English

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publishverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈpʌb.lɪʃ/
B1 to make ​informationavailable 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 ​theirweekendsupplement. The ​government publishes ​figures every six ​monthsshowing 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   us   /-ɪŋ/

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a ​career in publishing
(Definition of publish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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   us   /ˈpʌblɪʃ/
COMMERCE to ​producebooks, ​magazines, ​software, etc. and to make them ​available to the ​public by ​selling them: They publish a ​range of ​businessbooks and ​software.
COMMUNICATIONS to ​print an ​article in a ​newspaper or ​magazine, or to make it ​availableonline: 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 ​informationavailable 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)
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