Publish
Publish Pub"lish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Published}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Publishing}.] [F. publier, L. publicare, publicatum. See {Public}, and {-ish}.] 1. To make public; to make known to mankind, or to people in general; to divulge, as a private transaction; to promulgate or proclaim, as a law or an edict. [1913 Webster]

Published was the bounty of her name. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator's power display, And publishes to every land The work of an almighty hand. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as, to publish banns of marriage. [1913 Webster]

3. To send forth, as a book, newspaper, musical piece, or other printed work, either for sale or for general distribution; to print, and issue from the press. [1913 Webster]

4. To utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish counterfeit paper. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{To publish a will} (Law), to acknowledge it before the witnesses as the testator's last will and testament. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To announce; proclaim; advertise; declare; promulgate; disclose; divulge; reveal. See {Announce}. [1913 Webster]


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  • publish — pub·lish vt 1: to make known to another or to the public generally ◇ For purposes of defamation, a defamatory communication made to only one third party may be considered published. 2 a: to proclaim officially publish an enactment b: to declare… …   Law dictionary

  • publish — pub‧lish [ˈpʌblɪʆ] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] to arrange the writing, production, and sale of a book, magazine etc: • Her second novel was published in July. • We publish education books. 2. [transitive] to make official information such… …   Financial and business terms

  • publish — (v.) early 14c., to make public, from M.E. publicen (c.1300), altered (by influence of banish, finish, etc.) from O.Fr. publier, from L. publicare make public, from publicus public (see PUBLIC (Cf. public)). The meaning to issue (a book,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • publish — *declare, announce, advertise, proclaim, promulgate, broadcast Analogous words: divulge, disclose, *reveal, discover: *communicate, impart: vent, ventilate, utter, broach, *express …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • publish — [v] have printed, issue announce, bring out, broadcast, circulate, communicate, declare, disclose, distribute, divulge, let it be known*, print, proclaim, produce, promulgate, publicize, put in print, put out, report, spotlight; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • publish — ► VERB 1) prepare and issue (a book, newspaper, piece of music, etc.) for public sale. 2) print in a book, newspaper, or journal so as to make generally known. 3) announce formally. 4) Law communicate (a libel) to a third party. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • publish — [pub′lish] vt. [ME publisshen < extended stem of OFr publier < L publicare, to make public < publicus, PUBLIC] 1. to make publicly known; announce, proclaim, divulge, or promulgate 2. a) to issue (a printed work, etc.) to the public, as… …   English World dictionary

  • publish — Announce An*nounce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Announced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Announcing}.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L. annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius messenger, bearer of news. See {Nuncio}, and cf. {Annunciate}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • publish — [[t]pʌ̱blɪʃ[/t]] ♦♦ publishes, publishing, published 1) VERB When a company publishes a book or magazine, it prints copies of it, which are sent to shops to be sold. [V n] They publish reference books... [V n] His latest book of poetry will be… …   English dictionary

  • publish — verb ADVERB ▪ recently ▪ originally, previously ▪ extensively (esp. AmE), widely ▪ He has published extensively on medieval education …   Collocations dictionary

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