Publish = have (a book, periodical etc) printed and announce that it is for sale.
- He kept his writings with him and made no efforts to publish them.
- The University will soon publish the results and the students can have them without further delay.
- The author found the cost of publishing by himself very high. So he sold the patent to a publisher.
(2) make known to the public (limited usage).
- Publish the banns of marriage = announce formally in a church the names of persons shortly to be married.
Publicise = give publicity to; bring to the attention of the public.
- They’ve worked day and night to publicise their election campaign.
- He printed an excellent leaflet to publicise his pioneering work and its potentialities.
- Television and media have been under government control not to publicise controversies about the military and security matters.