Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb popularize

2 senses of popularize

Sense 1
popularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generalise -- (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")
       => circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around -- (cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news")

Sense 2
popularize, popularise -- (make understandable to the general public; "Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books")
       => gear, pitch -- (set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience")

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