Pub·lish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Published p. pr. & vb. n. Publishing.]
1. To make public; to make known to mankind, or to people in general; to divulge, as a private transaction; to promulgate or proclaim, as a law or an edict.
Published was the bounty of her name. --Chaucer.
The unwearied sun, from day to day,
Does his Creator's power display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an almighty hand. --Addison.
2. To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as, to publish banns of marriage.
3. To send forth, as a book, newspaper, musical piece, or other printed work, either for sale or for general distribution; to print, and issue from the press.
4. To utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish counterfeit paper. [U.S.]
To publish a will Law, to acknowledge it before the witnesses as the testator's last will and testament.
Syn: -- To announce; proclaim; advertise; declare; promulgate; disclose; divulge; reveal. See Announce.
An·nounce v. t. [imp. & p. p. Announced p. pr. & vb. n. Announcing ]
1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim.
Her [Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts. --Gilpin.
2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.
Publish laws, announce
Or life or death. --Prior.
Syn: -- To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare; promulgate.
Usage: -- To Publish, Announce, Proclaim, Promulgate. We publish what we give openly to the world, either by oral communication or by means of the press; as, to publish abroad the faults of our neighbors. We announce what we declare by anticipation, or make known for the first time; as, to announce the speedy publication of a book; to announce the approach or arrival of a distinguished personage. We proclaim anything to which we give the widest publicity; as, to proclaim the news of victory. We promulgate when we proclaim more widely what has before been known by some; as, to promulgate the gospel.
v 1: put into print; "The newspaper published the news of the
royal couple's divorce"; "These news should not be
printed" [syn: print]
2: prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish
a magazine or newspaper" [syn: bring out, put out, issue,
3: have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many
books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books
during her long career" [syn: write]