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verb publish pronunciation in British English /ˈpʌblɪʃ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepublishing
past tensepublished
past participlepublished
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to produce something that people want to read, watch or play and make it available to the public

    In order for indie developers to publish a game on the Xbox Live Arcade they will be required to partner with Microsoft Game Studios or a third-party publisher.

    Why shouldn’t newspapers continue to publish online and in print?

    Don’t publish your e-book without a cover.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to put something someone has written where other people can read it, on paper or online

    Every month we publish select prose and poetry on our site.

    We reserve the right to publish your comment online or in print.

    Several times now, I’ve accidentally clicked publish before my post was done.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to make information available for everyone to read

    The results of the crime survey were published in June.


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