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[puhb-lish] /ˈpʌb lɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to issue (printed or otherwise reproduced textual or graphic material, computer software, etc.) for sale or distribution to the public.
2.
to issue publicly the work of:
Random House publishes Faulkner.
3.
to announce formally or officially; proclaim; promulgate.
4.
to make publicly or generally known.
5.
Law. to communicate (a defamatory statement) to some person or persons other than the person defamed.
verb (used without object)
6.
to issue newspapers, books, computer software, etc.; engage in publishing:
The new house will start to publish next month.
7.
to have one's work published:
She has decided to publish with another house.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English publisshen < Anglo-French *publiss-, long stem of *publir, for Middle French publier < Latin pūblicāre to make public
Related forms
publishable, adjective
mispublished, adjective
nonpublishable, adjective
unpublishable, adjective
unpublished, adjective
well-published, adjective
Synonyms
3. disclose, reveal, declare. See announce.
Antonyms
3. conceal.
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  • Of all the local-eating guides and tales that have been published this year, hers is still my favorite.
  • Your novel can get published, somebody perfect will answer the door.
  • But shortly after the paper was published, a host of criticisms arose.
  • Unfortunately, easy pasting also increases the rate at which published typos are replicated.
  • Maybe if he was capable of having his work published by an academic press, academe might take notice.
  • The professor published the student's words as his own.
  • If the aim is to teach on the college level, students must focus on producing book-length manuscripts and getting them published.
  • The newspaper subsequently published a number of articles criticizing campus security and certain administrative decisions.
  • Thousands of papers get published every week, but every now and then a truly strange one pops up.
  • He never published a word about his own mental illness.
British Dictionary definitions for published

publish

/ˈpʌblɪʃ/
verb
1.
to produce and issue (printed or electronic matter) for distribution and sale
2.
(intransitive) to have one's written work issued for publication
3.
(transitive) to announce formally or in public
4.
(transitive) to communicate (defamatory matter) to someone other than the person defamed: to publish a libel
Derived Forms
publishable, adjective
publishing, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French puplier, from Latin pūblicāre to make public
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Word Origin and History for published

publish

v.

mid-14c., "make publicly known, reveal, divulge, announce;" alteration of publicen (early 14c.) by influence of banish, finish, etc.; from extended stem of Old French publier "make public, spread abroad, communicate," from Latin publicare "make public," from publicus "public" (see public). Meaning "issue (a book, etc.) to the public" is from late 14c., also "to disgrace, put to shame; denounce publicly." Related: Published; publishing. In Middle English the verb also meant "to people, populate; to multiply, breed" (late 14c.), e.g. ben published of "be descended from."

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