• The A.L. or 'Popular' Model
    The A.L. or 'Popular' Model
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v popularize make understandable to the general public "Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books"
    • v popularize 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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Popular microscope Popular microscope

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 2002, the most popular boat name in the U.S. was Liberty
    • v. t Popularize To make popular; to make suitable or acceptable to the common people; to make generally known; as, to popularize philosophy. "The popularizing of religious teaching."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most popular Hot Wheels vehicle sold is the Corvette
    • popularize To make popular; treat in a popular manner, or so as to be generally intelligible to common people; spread among the people. Also spelled popularise.
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  • Charles Kuralt
    Charles Kuralt
    “Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”
  • Kirstie Alley
    Kirstie Alley
    “You are not in business to be popular.”
  • William Cowper
    “O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?”
  • Edward Varese
    Edward Varese
    “Contrary to popular belief an artist is never ahead of his time, but most people are far behind theirs.”
  • Horace Greeley
    Horace Greeley
    “Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. populariser,


In literature:

I never knew a man so master of his own ways and yet so universally popular.
"The Bay State Monthly, Vol. II, No. 6, March, 1885" by Various
I have no wealthy or popular relations or friends to recommend me.
"Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865" by Abraham Lincoln
His journey to Washington was a kind of triumphal march, and his popularity grew by leaps and bounds.
"American Men of Action" by Burton E. Stevenson
In Japan the cult of the six Jizos became very popular.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The inferior kinds of these 'popularizers of art,' as the papers call them, have an immense sale here.
"Town Life in Australia" by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
In 1258 there is not the least trace of a suggestion that parliament could ever include a more popular element than the barons and prelates.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
The verdict for Zenger, when it finally came, was the signal for an outburst of popular rejoicing.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Both may even be called, in a popular sense, philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense.
"Shakespearean Tragedy" by A. C. Bradley
It was the most popular work of the period.
"Women of Modern France" by Hugo P. Thieme
Some of the Shang popular deities, however, were admitted into the official Heaven-worship.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard

In poetry:

``If such content not, since your hopes aspire
On heights of popularity to tower,
I can conduct you on yet swifter tire
To winning—peak of Power.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
Nature, it seems is the popular name
for milliards and milliards and milliards
of particles playing their infinite game
of billiards and billiards and billiards.
"Atomyriades" by Piet Hein
It is too much the fashion to strain at effects,--
Yes, that's what's the matter with Hannah!
Our popular taste, by the tyros debased,
Paints each barnyard a grove of Diana!
"Consistency" by Eugene Field
So engrossed was the Butcher, he heeded them not,
As he wrote with a pen in each hand,
And explained all the while in a popular style
Which the Beaver could well understand.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
But ever since the world began,
Howe'er well meant his motives are,
The man who slays his fellow man
Is never really popular,
Whether he sins from love of crime,
Or merely just to pass the time.
"The Cat" by Harry Graham
And yet, in spite of this, there are
Some persons who, at diff'rent times,
--(Because I am so popular)--
accuse me of most awful crimes;
A girl once said I was a flirt!
Oh my! how the expression hurt!
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham

In news:

WASHINGTON — It's become popular to pick your own personal litmus test for health care reform.
Red blends have been found to be popular among millennials and so have acronyms , according to the company.
An addendum to our thank-you note from last night: Apparently, we were too popular.
PhpMyAdmin is the one of the most popular tools for MySQL database administration .
A week from today, one of the most popular websites on the internet will go dark.
Lonestar is one of the most popular groups in the history of country music, and were missed dearly by their fans.
I think not and this species has become a very popular pet due to it's resemblance of the comic book hero Spider-Man.
The formula proved immensely popular, and it still is.
Yellow Submarine, of course, went on to become one of the most popular and influential films in the history of animation .
I don't need to rehash the censorship feud between popular website Boing Boing and Ralph Lauren.
So how did these and other antipsychotics get to be so popular.
The beach party started modestly in summer, 2011, but has grown in popularity and numbers and drawn the ire of some residents.
See the latest from breeders in this popular genus.
Albuquerque's mayor is acknowledging he should have asked the City Council for approval before raising admission fees at the city's popular Biological Park.
ANSONIA — Changes are afoot at J.J. Sullivan's Restaurant, the popular Ansonia eatery at 557 Wakelee Avenue that was previously the home of another Valley tradition, Rapp's Paradise Inn.

In science:

This section introduces Petri nets as one of the most popular examples of asynchronous abstract machines.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
Here we report on Merlin and Farber’s approach [MF76], which has been probably the first one of such extensions and is one of the most intuitive and popular ones.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
In this section, we focus on Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP), another popular process algebra, introduced by Hoare [Hoa78, Hoa85] and subsequently developed into several formalisms.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
One of the simplest and most popular of these generative algorithms was originally suggested by Molloy and Reed .
Evolving Clustered Random Networks
Furthermore, the Itˆo calculus obtains different results compared to the deterministic model, this makes Itˆo calculus quite popular in modelling, hence, avoiding the issue of ignoring random environmental fluctuations.
SDE in Random Population Growth