Publish Definition

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published, publishes
To make publicly known; announce, proclaim, divulge, or promulgate.
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To issue (a book, newspaper, software, recorded music, digitized information or images, etc.) to the public, as for sale.
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To issue the written work or works of (a particular author)
Webster's New World
To issue books, newspapers, etc. to the public.
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To issue a book, newspaper, software, recorded music, etc. in an electronic form, as on a CD-ROM or on the Internet.
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To make generally known to the public; to make known to people who might or would have not known without the person’s having so acted.
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Origin of Publish

  • Middle English publicen (by analogy with banish, finish), from Old French publier, from Latin publicare (“to make public, show or tell to the people, make known, declare, also (earlier) confiscate for public use"), from publicus (“pertaining to the people, public"); see public.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English publicen, publishen to make known publicly from alteration of Old French publier from Latin pūblicāre publication

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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