(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Act of publishing or disseminating
1. publication, desktop publishing; announcement; news, information; promulgation, propagation, proclamation; circulation; bulletin, edition; hue and cry; banns; notification; divulgation, disclosure; publicity, notoriety, currency; vox populi; report; newscast, broadcast, telecast, simulcast, radio; spotlight, limelight, white glare of publicity; public relations; blurb, plug, puff, write-up; press kit; author's tour. Slang, PR, promo. See writing, printing, disclosure.
2. (periodical media) the press; newspaper, journal, gazette, paper, organ; scandal sheet, yellow sheet, tabloid; daily, weekly; magazine, review, periodical; serial; monthly, bimonthly, etc.; issue, number, album, portfolio; annual, journal. See news.
3. volume, folio, tome, opus (see book).
4. advertisement; press or publicity release; handout, placard, bill, broadside; poster; billboard, hoarding, sandwich board; flier, circular, brochure, circular letter, [bulk] mailing; manifesto; public notice, skywriting; negative advertising, push-polling. Informal, ad, want ad, classified ad; commercial, info[r]mercial, spot announcement; hitchhiker, cowcatcher; personal [ad], cross-posting, spamming, junk mail.
5. publisher, publicist, journalist, columnist, press agent; vanity or subsidy publisher; publicitor, sales rep[resentative], bookman; announcer, broadcaster, commentator, analyst; writer, author (See writing); printer, printer's devil. Slang, flack, PR man or woman.
6. bookstore, bookstall, bookseller; publishing house, small press, university or academic press, vanity press.
1. publish; edit; put, get, or bring out; come out, appear, hit the stands. Informal, put to bed.
2. make public, make known, publicize, advertise, circularize; air; voice, broach, utter; circulate, promulgate, propagate; spread abroad; disseminate; issue; bandy about; bruit abroad; drag into the open; raise a hue and cry; spread the word or the Gospel; put on the wire; wash one's dirty linen in public; make a scene; wear one's heart on one's sleeve; get around or about, go the rounds.
3. report; proclaim, herald, blazon; trumpet forth; announce; beat the drum; shout or proclaim from the housetops; advertise, post; rumor, gossip, chatter, tattle; hang out one's shingle.
Adjectives — published, public, current, newsy, new, in circulation, afloat; notorious; flagrant, arrant, open; encyclical, promulgatory; broadcast; hardbound, paperbound.
Adverbs — publicly; in print, in public; in the air; on the air.
Phrases — it pays to advertise; any publicity is good publicity.
Quotations — Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it (Stephen Leacock), Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising (Bert Lahr), Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive (G. K. Chesterton), You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements (Norman Douglas), Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, and the trouble is, I don't know which half (John Wanamaker).
Antonyms, see silence, concealment.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of making public]
Syn. writing, printing, broadcasting, announcement, notification, promulgation, issuing, statement, divulgation, ventilation, acquaintance, advisement, advertisement, communication, revelation, disclosure, discovery, dissemination, making current, making available.
2. [Something published]
Syn. edition, organ, printing, paper; see book 1 , magazine 2 , newspaper .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
book, magazine, newspaper, newsletter, periodical, journal, bulletin, printing, pamphlet, report, dissemination.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act or process of publishing printed matter: issue, printing, publishing. See WORDS. 2. An issue of printed material offered for sale or distribution: opus, title, volume, work. See WORDS. 3. The act of announcing: announcement, annunciation, declaration, proclamation, promulgation. See KNOWLEDGE.

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