Pub"lish (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Published (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Publishing.] [F. publier, L. publicare, publicatum. See Public, and -ish.]


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.


To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as, to publish banns of marriage.


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.


To utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish counterfeit paper.


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.


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