Definitions for vulgarizeˈvʌl gəˌraɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vul•gar•izeˈvʌl gəˌraɪz(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. to make vulgar or coarse; lower; debase.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. to make (a technical or abstruse work) easier to understand and more widely known; popularize.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. popularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generalise(verb)

    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. vulgarise, vulgarize(verb)

    debase and make vulgar

    "The Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage"

  3. vulgarize, vulgarise(verb)

    act in a vulgar manner

    "The drunkard tends to vulgarize"


  1. vulgarize(Verb)

    To express or re-express something in a base, common, or lewd manner; to make something commonplace; to make something vulgar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulgarize

    to make vulgar, or common

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