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The word publish and its family (published, publisher, publishers, publishes, publishing, unpublished) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the verb publish

What does publish mean as a doing word?

Publish is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: published | publishing | publishes

  1. put into print
    • examples: The newspaper published the news of the royal couple's divorce | They won't publish the story
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product]David dug me a hole | Donna fixed me a sandwich
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]David constructed a house | Donna fixed a sandwich
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] as [Oblique]They designed the Westinghouse-Mitsubishi venture as a non-equity transaction
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]David dug a hole for me | Donna fixed a sandwich for me
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]David constructed a house out of sticks

      Verbs of Creation (with the same syntax): conjure, design, dig, mint, rearrange, reconstitute, reorganize, schedule, stage.

    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of publish: print
    • more generic words: create / make / produce = create or manufacture a man-made product
    • more specific words:
  2. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
  3. have (one's work) issued for publication
    • examples: She published 25 books during her long career | Mozart didn't publish all of his works | Did he publish his major works over a short period of time?
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Alternative definition of the verb publish


  1. [intransitive]: To issue a medium (e.g. publication).
  2. [transitive]: To issue something (usually printed work) for sale and distribution.
  3. [transitive]: To announce to the public.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for publish

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Google previewWhat Am I Doing for Triduum This Year?

Permission to publish is an official declaration of ecclesiastical authority that the material is free from doctrinal and moral error. No legal responsibility is assumed by the grant of this permission. Excerpts from the English translation of the Rite ...

Google previewA Self-renewing Society (1990)

The Role of Television and Communications Technology by Narain Dass Batra

Justice Hugo Black while applying the Sherman Anti-trust Act said: "Freedom to publish means freedom for all and not for some... Freedom of the press from governmental interference under the First Amendment does not ...

Google previewHow to Grow a Novel (2014)

The Most Common Mistakes Writers Make and How to Overcome Them by Sol Stein

made by editors and publishers who were book people, thatis, men and women steeped inthe literatureof both past and present,to whom readingis anactof discovery, and to whoseabode books are as necessary as walls.To publish means to ...

Google previewOpen Source Ecosystems: Diverse Communities Interacting (2009)

5th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2009, Skövde, Sweden, June 3-6, 2009, Proceedings by Cornelia Boldyreff, Kevin Crowston, Björn Lundell

Publish is an attractive product and as a consequence of growing interest from both customers and the OSS community, Publish gradually requires more and more attention. This growing interest forces them to focus on either the stock market ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1918)

by Casey Albert Wood

The American Ophthalmological Society was formed and began to publish its Traxnsactions in 1865. These are published in parts, several being paged together to form a volume. The Tramsactions for 1916 completed volume 14.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cloud Computing (2016)

by San Murugesan, Irena Bojanova

Publish subscribe ○ Sockets: these are typical for programming unicast interaction (one to one) as well as simple one‐to‐many interaction ○ Publish/subscribe: this is a common high‐level abstraction for multicasting. Producers ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media (2006)

by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

publish a manuscript or not, but the reviewers greatly aid in this process. For vanity or nonrefereed journals, either the editor asks authors to submit a manuscript, or the authors submit the manuscript and pay the journal to publish it. In either ...

Google previewThe Structure of the Lexicon (2012)

Incorporating a Cognitive Approach in the TCM Lexicon, with Applications to Lexicography, Terminology and Translation by Marcel Thelen

To publish is defined as: “vb. 1. to produce and issue (printed matter) for distribution and sale. 2. (intr.) ...

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Usage statistics about publish

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb publish:


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In France we have a law which doesn't allow the press to publish a photo that you didn't approve. It lets the paparazzi take the picture, but if they publish this picture, you have the choice to sue the newspaper. So me, I always sued them. (Audrey Tautou)
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Scrabble value of P3U1B3L1I1S1H4

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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