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Definition of PUBLISH

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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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 Webster]
     1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim. [1913 Webster]

              Her [Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts.
                                                    --Gilpin. [1913 Webster]

     2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence. [1913 Webster]

              Publish laws, announce
              Or life or death.                     --Prior. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare; promulgate.

     Usage: To {Publish}, {Announce}, {Proclaim}, {Promulgate}. We {publish} what we give openly to the world, either by oral communication or by means of the press; as, to publish abroad the faults of our neighbors. We {announce} what we declare by anticipation, or make known for the first time; as, to {announce} the speedy publication of a book; to {announce} the approach or arrival of a distinguished personage. We {proclaim} anything to which we give the widest publicity; as, to {proclaim} the news of victory. We {promulgate} when we proclaim more widely what has before been known by some; as, to {promulgate} the gospel. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "publish":
     advertise, air, announce, annunciate, bestrew, break it to, break the news, breathe, bring out, broach, broadcast, bruit about, circumfuse, come out with, confide, confide to, deal out, diffract, diffuse, disclose, dispense, disperse, dispread, disseminate, distribute, diverge, divulgate, divulge, engrave, evulgate, express, fan out, get out, give out, give vent to, hectograph, impress, imprint, issue, leak, let get around, let in on, let out, make known, make public, market, mimeograph, multigraph, out with, overprint, overscatter, oversow, overspread, print, proclaim, produce, promulgate, proof, propagate, prove, publicize, pull, pull a proof, put forth, put out, put to bed, put to press, radiate, reissue, report, reprint, retail, reveal, run, run off, scatter, sow, sow broadcast, splay, spread, spread about, spread out, stamp, strew, strike, tell, toot, utter, vent, ventilate


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