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

3 senses of vulgarize

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
vulgarise, vulgarize -- (debase and make vulgar; "The Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
vulgarize, vulgarise -- (act in a vulgar manner; "The drunkard tends to vulgarize")
       => act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people")

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