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Synonyms for popularizer

someone who makes attractive to the general public

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Originally trained as an economist at Oxford, he has written both important "serious" academic works and more widely read popular columns in the spirit of many of the great popularizers of free markets.
It is easy for the layperson to convince himself or herself that the senses grasp reality, and it took a scientist and popularizer of the eminence of Poincare to convince people otherwise.
Thus from his own pre-Kantian phase, Reinhold progressed from expositor and popularizer to critical re-interpreter and systematizer of Kant, issuing in different versions of his own 'elementary philosophy' in the first half of the 1790s (see especially Bernecker's essay).
If Henry David Thoreau was the philosopher of the wilderness movement and John Muir its popularizer, Ansel Adams was its artist.
The last great popularizer and apologist for lighting was Matthew Luckiesh, who flourished more than 60 years ago.
If Palmer has been viewed as a simplifier and popularizer of John Wesley's doctrine of sanctification, the present author seeks to present us with a more nuanced, appreciative view.
Tyson is handsome, intelligent, articulate, entertaining, and arguably the best popularizer of science in this declining empire.
A collection of math problems and stories pays tribute to math popularizer and Scientific American columnist Martin Gardner.
As typified, for example, in the work of the scholar John Esposito and the popularizer Karen Armstrong, this school denies any special connection at all between Islam and violence.
The increase in interest seems dramatic because when some of us first got into the uke in the early '90s, it was really off the pop-culture radar," says Jim Beloff, a full-time popularizer of the ukulele who authored one of the most colorful books on the subject, "The Ukulele: A Visual History" (Backbeat; $24.
Williams characterizes Praetorius as a popularizer more than an innovator, and perhaps as a polyhistor, one who tackles numerous topics and cites numerous authors, including Athanasius Kircher, Conrad Gessner, Georg Agricola, and Paracelsus, among many others.
The New York Times featured his obituary on page one, summing up an extraordinarily dazzling and diverse career: successful magazine writer and editor; celebrated popularizer of Christian ideas; advertising trailblazer; public relations guru to presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover; Republican congressman from Manhattan's "silk-stocking" district; and, not least, rhetorical whipping boy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose jibes at the obstructionist lawmakers "Martin, Barton, and Fish" felicitously tripped off of the tongues of Democrats in the homestretch of the 1940 presidential campaign.
His personal life was as colorful as any of his novels which made him the most successful American author of the 1920s, a popularizer of hunting and fishing, an early conservationist and wilderness protection advocate, and a significant figure in the early development of the film industry.
Despite being an able popularizer, always anathema to scientists who cannot write, he is a sober-sided and careful researcher, not to mention a meticulous theorist.
Last but not least, one heard a sound track that seemed to resonate from somewhere beneath the rug (accompanied at times by a pounding beat from the dance-music record store on the ground floor): a male voice with an oddly unplaceable but aristocratic European accent intoning a text entitled "The Future of Ecstasy," written for Playboy by Zen popularizer Alan Watts in 1971.