publicize

[puhb-luh-sahyz]
verb (used with object), publicized, publicizing.
to give publicity to; bring to public notice; advertise: They publicized the meeting as best they could.
Also, especially British, publicise.


Origin:
1925–30; public + -ize

mispublicized, adjective
overpublicize, verb (used with object), overpublicized, overpublicizing.
unpublicized, adjective


promote, sell, acclaim, announce.
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publicize or publicise (ˈpʌblɪˌsaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to bring to public notice; advertise
 
publicise or publicise
 
vb

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Example sentences
The town is desperate to publicise itself, however frivolously.
But they are trying both to mitigate and publicise an alarming acceleration in
  the rate at which languages are vanishing.
The media usually publicise only executions that are deemed by the government
  to have some wider cautionary value.
The story underneath was about an increase in the demand for food stamps, after
  an effort to publicise their availability.
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