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  • v  cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use
    Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors
  • v  debase and make vulgar
    The Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage
  • v  act in a vulgar manner
    The drunkard tends to vulgarize

  • Gandhi's ashes were not cold before the world began to vulgarize his saintliness by insisting, against the facts, that .
  • To vulgarize the dead is bad enough, but Pickwick does something worseit anesthetizes the living.
  • And Gandhi's ashes were not cold before the world had begun to vulgarize his saintliness (as it had vulgarized Lincoln's) by insisting, against the facts, that there was no .

  • Bill Bernbach in BusinessWeek
    Bill Bernbach, the father of the '60s-era creative revolution in advertising, said, "All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarize society or we can help lift it to a higher level."
  • Gennady Zyuganov in Earthtimes (press release)
    Any attempt to vulgarize the memory of the Soviet era, to rewrite it, to take away monuments to Lenin is an attack on the Russian Federation itself,Communist party head Gennady Zyuganov told journalists on Red Square Wednesday. "It was...
  • Pope Benedict XVI in Zenit News Agency
    The Pope said: "Programs that inculcate violence and antisocial behavior or that vulgarize human sexuality are unacceptable, and much more so when they are directed at the young. Thus I renew the appeal to the leaders of the media industry and...

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