publish

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 as a report available for everyone to read:

• The latest unemployment figures will be published tomorrow.

• Public companies have to publish an annual report and accounts.

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publish UK US /ˈpʌblɪʃ/ verb [T]
COMMERCE to produce books, magazines, software, etc. and to make them available to the public by selling them: »

They publish a range of business books and software.

COMMUNICATIONS to print an article in a newspaper or magazine, or to make it available online: »

The journal does not publish correspondence from readers.

publish an article/report/account »

The Economist published a lengthy article on the subject of debt.

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Papers presented at the conference are published online.

COMMUNICATIONS to make information available to the public: »

Sales figures are published monthly.

publish sth in/on sth »

Details of the event are published on our website.

COMMERCE to print and sell the work of a particular writer: »

He was first published in the early 1980s.

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She was already a published author at the age of 23.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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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, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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