Definition of "vulgarize" [vul•gar•ize]

  • (verb-transitive) To make vulgar; debase: "What appalls him is the sheer cheesiness of TV iniquity. Television has even vulgarized hell” ( Jack Kroll).
  • (verb-transitive) To disseminate widely; popularize.

Use "vulgarize" in a sentence

  • "Visual ironies tend to fall flat or they vulgarize very quickly or they become grotesque."
  • "Zuckerberg clearly does not want to sell the company to a firm that will vulgarize it with ubiquitous ads."
  • "To vulgarize and to falsify until the bare lies shine through."

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