Pronunciation: (vul'gu-rīz"), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make vulgar or coarse; lower; debase: to vulgarize standards of behavior.
2. to make (a technical or abstruse work) easier to understand and more widely known; popularize.
3. to translate (a work) from a classical language into the vernacular. Also, esp. Brit.,vul'gar•ise".
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