vulgarize

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vulgar +‎ -ize

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vulgarize (third-person singular simple present vulgarizes, present participle vulgarizing, simple past and past participle vulgarized)

  1. To make commonplace, lewd, or vulgar.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      With much labor we got our things up the steps, and then, looking back, took one last long survey of that strange land, soon I fear to be vulgarized, the prey of hunter and prospector, but to each of us a dreamland of glamour and romance, a land where we had dared much, suffered much, and learned much - our land, as we shall ever fondly call it.
    • 1915: Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out [2]
      "Yes," said Mr. Flushing. "And in my opinion," he continued, "the absence of population to which Hirst objects is precisely the significant touch. You must admit, Hirst, that a little Italian town even would vulgarise the whole scene, would detract from the vastness — the sense of elemental grandeur."

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vulgarize

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of vulgarizar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of vulgarizar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of vulgarizar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of vulgarizar