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- 1. popularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generalise, circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around
- usage: cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use; "They popularized coffee in Washington State"; "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
- 2. popularize, popularise, gear, pitch
- usage: make understandable to the general public; "Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books"
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