Meaning of vulgarize

vul•gar•ize

Pronunciation: (vul'gu-rīz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to make vulgar or coarse; lower; debase: to vulgarize standards of behavior.
  2. to make (a technical or abstruse work) easier to understand and more widely known; popularize.
  3. to translate (a work) from a classical language into the vernacular.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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