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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: publier, from Latin publicare 'to make public, publish', from publicus; PUBLIC1

publish

verb
     
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
pub‧lish S3 W1
1 [transitive]TCN to arrange for a book, magazine etc to be written, printed, and sold [↪ publication]:
The first edition was published in 1765.
They are publishing the dictionary on CD-ROM.
2 [transitive]TCN if a newspaper or magazine publishes a letter, article etc, it prints it for people to read [↪ publication]:
We love reading your letters and we try to publish as many as possible.
3 [transitive usually passive]TCN to make official information such as a report available for everyone to read [↪ publication]:
The latest unemployment figures will be published tomorrow.
4 [intransitive and transitive]TCN if a writer, musician etc publishes their work, they arrange for it to be printed and sold:
University teachers must publish regularly to gain promotion.
5

publish and be damned

British English used to say that you should take a risk in saying what you think is true, although the result may be harmful to you

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