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.

1925–30; public + -ize

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

promote, sell, acclaim, announce. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
publicize or publicise (ˈpʌblɪˌsaɪz)
(tr) to bring to public notice; advertise
publicise or publicise

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Example sentences
The popular media publicize these findings widely, which directly affects
  consumer behavior.
Editors are trying to publicize that shift, but knowledge travels slowly when
  it has to crawl over high hopes and expectations.
It would also allow companies to publicize sales events at which college
  athletes would be present.
They didn't see any benefit to them by helping publicize this circus.
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