vulgarize

[vuhl-guh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), vulgarized, vulgarizing.
1.
to make vulgar or coarse; lower; debase: to vulgarize standards of behavior.
2.
to make (a technical or abstruse work) easier to understand and more widely known; popularize.
3.
to translate (a work) from a classical language into the vernacular.
Also, especially British, vulgarise.


Origin:
1595–1605; vulgar + -ize

vulgarization, noun
vulgarizer, noun
unvulgarize, verb (used with object), unvulgarized, unvulgarizing.
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vulgarize or vulgarise (ˈvʌlɡəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make commonplace or vulgar; debase
2.  to make (something little known or difficult to understand) widely known or popular among the public; popularize
 
vulgarise or vulgarise
 
vb
 
vulgari'zation or vulgarise
 
n
 
vulgari'sation or vulgarise
 
n
 
'vulgarizer or vulgarise
 
n
 
'vulgariser or vulgarise
 
n

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Example sentences
In these they show themselves industrious and pathetically anxious, but all they can ever do is to sentimentalize and vulgarize.
Harm is done by everything which tends to vulgarize religion.
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