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 for Publish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Publish \Pub"lish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Published; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Publishing.] [F. publier, L. publicare, publicatum.
     See Public, and -ish.]
     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.
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              Published was the bounty of her name. --Chaucer.
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              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.
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     2. To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as,
        to publish banns of marriage.
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     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.
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     4. To utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish
        counterfeit paper. [U.S.]
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     To publish a will (Law), to acknowledge it before the
        witnesses as the testator's last will and testament.
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     Syn: To announce; proclaim; advertise; declare; promulgate;
          disclose; divulge; reveal. See Announce.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Announce \An*nounce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Announced; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Announcing.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L.
     annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius
     messenger, bearer of news. See Nuncio, and cf.
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     1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known;
        to publish; to proclaim.
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              Her [Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through
              the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts.
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     2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.
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              Publish laws, announce
              Or life or death.                     --Prior.
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     Syn: To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare;
     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: put into print; "The newspaper published the news of the
           royal couple's divorce"; "These news should not be printed"
           [syn: print, publish]
      2: prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a
         magazine or newspaper" [syn: publish, bring out, put
         out, issue, release]
      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: publish, write]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  90 Moby Thesaurus words for "publish":
     advertise, air, announce, annunciate, bestrew, break it to,
     break the news, breathe, bring out, broach, broadcast, bruit about,
     circumfuse, come out with, confide, confide to, deal out, diffract,
     diffuse, disclose, dispense, disperse, dispread, disseminate,
     distribute, diverge, divulgate, divulge, engrave, evulgate,
     express, fan out, get out, give out, give vent to, hectograph,
     impress, imprint, issue, leak, let get around, let in on, let out,
     make known, make public, market, mimeograph, multigraph, out with,
     overprint, overscatter, oversow, overspread, print, proclaim,
     produce, promulgate, proof, propagate, prove, publicize, pull,
     pull a proof, put forth, put out, put to bed, put to press,
     radiate, reissue, report, reprint, retail, reveal, run, run off,
     scatter, sow, sow broadcast, splay, spread, spread about,
     spread out, stamp, strew, strike, tell, toot, utter, vent,

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  PUBLISH, n.  In literary affairs, to become the fundamental element in
  a cone of critics.

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