public relations

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public relations (uncountable)

  1. Communication by a person or an organization with the purpose of creating a favorable public image; commonly referred to as PR.
    • Edward Bernays, in the documentary The Century of the Self (Adam Curtis, 2002):
      Propaganda got to be a bad word because of the Germans using it [in WWI]. So what I did was to try to find some other words. So we found the words counsel on public relations.

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