popularise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v popularise make understandable to the general public "Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books"
    • v popularise 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"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Popularise to make popular or suitable to the people: to spread among the people
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. populaire—L. popularispopulus, the people.

Usage

In literature:

It will be a shame if you do not popularise your researches.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
They have popularised rebellion in a way that all our attempts could never have accomplished.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
HULLAH, JOHN, professor of music, born in Worcester; did much to popularise music in England (1812-1884).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
World's Fairs, in showing perfect specimens, popularise particular skins.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
I am going to tell you, in an antithesis, of the popularising of my poems.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)" by Frederic G. Kenyon
He took an active part in popularising cheap literature, and it was greatly owing to him that the advertisement duty was repealed.
"Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham" by Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Indeed, Mr. Max Muller has somewhere remarked that I popularise Mannhardt's ideas.
"Modern Mythology" by Andrew Lang
Gregory popularised himself at the Crow home by paying for his room in advance.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
They popularised what the college professors had been thinking.
"Germany, The Next Republic?" by Carl W. Ackerman
It will be a shame if you do not popularise your researches.
"Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by James Marchant
They popularised and gave an immense extension to mysticism of every kind, good and bad.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Mr. Francis Galton, who invented Eugenics, and Messrs. Karl Pearson and Sidney Webb, who helped to popularise it, shall be executed.
"The Patient Observer" by Simeon Strunsky
The sixteenth century continued the process of the popularisation of ballads.
"Ballads of Romance and Chivalry" by Frank Sidgwick
As an attempt at cheapening and so popularising archaeological literature, the work deserves encouragement.
"Notes and Queries, Number 72, March 15, 1851" by Various
Lyly's lyrical work, however, is fairly well known, and more than one collection of "Songs from the Dramatists" has popularised others.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
It does not pretend to popularise studies which are yet in their infancy.
"The Life or Legend of Gaudama" by Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
The first was popularised among both French and English on account of the frequent visits paid to it by King Edward VII.
"France" by Gordon Cochrane Home
I am getting on very well here up to this, and doing my best to popularise myself by going about among the people.
"John Patrick, Third Marquess of Bute, K.T." by David Hunter Blair
The Stagirite was the founder of a school, Bacon the teacher and populariser for a nation.
"Heresy: Its Utility And Morality" by Charles Bradlaugh
The art of engraving provided a medium for the extension of the artist's fame and the popularising of his creations.
"Engraving for Illustration" by Joseph Kirkbride
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In news:

How Popularise brought crowdsourcing to D.C.'s commercial real estate market.
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In science:

Rabin popularised the idea of “probabilistic” algorithms, where randomness is incorporated into the algorithm instead of being assumed in the input data.
Uses of randomness in computation
This was later popularised as the Six Degrees of Separation – the famous idea that any two people are linked by a path of only six acquaintances.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
This solution has been popularised as the HFB-Popov approximation in the recent literature on magnetically trapped BoseEinstein condensates .
The Bose-Hubbard ground state: extended Bogoliubov and variational methods compared with time-evolving block decimation
It is popularised to nonspecialists by indicating that such studies reveal physics that governed the early Universe (microseconds after the Big Bang) and also continue today to govern physics of compact astrophysical ob jects (neutron stars and black holes).
Electromagnetic radiation from relativistic nuclear collisions
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