1 the public people in general
educate, inform

The government was slow to inform the public about the health hazards of asbestos.


He accused the administration of deliberately misleading the public on this issue.

be open to

The house is open to the public.

in public

He rarely appears in public these days.

a member of the public
2 group of people with sth in common
book-buying, movie-going, paying, reading, sporting (esp. BrE), theatre-going/theater-going, travelling/traveling, viewing, voting, etc.

Satellite television has provided the viewing public with a wide choice.

broader, larger, wider

Her work is now available to a wider public.

Public is used with these nouns: ↑acceptance, ↑access, ↑acclaim, ↑accommodation, ↑accountability, ↑accountancy, ↑accusation, ↑acknowledgement, ↑act, ↑address, ↑administration, ↑affair, ↑agency, ↑agenda, ↑agitation, ↑alarm, ↑amenity, ↑anger, ↑announcement, ↑anxiety, ↑apathy, ↑apology, ↑appearance, ↑appetite, ↑appointment, ↑appreciation, ↑approval, ↑archive, ↑arena, ↑art, ↑assembly, ↑asset, ↑assistance, ↑association, ↑attention, ↑attitude, ↑auction, ↑authority, ↑awareness, ↑backlash, ↑bar, ↑bathroom, ↑benefactor, ↑benefit, ↑body, ↑broadcaster, ↑building, ↑bus, ↑campaign, ↑care, ↑celebration, ↑cemetery, ↑censure, ↑ceremony, ↑character, ↑choice, ↑clamour, ↑clinic, ↑collection, ↑college, ↑comment, ↑commission, ↑commitment, ↑company, ↑concern, ↑concert, ↑condemnation, ↑confession, ↑confidence, ↑consciousness, ↑consultation, ↑consumption, ↑controversy, ↑corporation, ↑corruption, ↑criticism, ↑curiosity, ↑cynicism, ↑danger, ↑database, ↑debate, ↑debt, ↑decency, ↑declaration, ↑demand, ↑demonstration, ↑denunciation, ↑dialogue, ↑diplomacy, ↑disagreement, ↑disapproval, ↑discontent, ↑discussion, ↑disgrace, ↑disgust, ↑disillusionment, ↑disorder, ↑display, ↑dispute, ↑dissatisfaction, ↑distrust, ↑disturbance, ↑document, ↑domain, ↑donation, ↑duty, ↑education, ↑embarrassment, ↑employee, ↑employer, ↑employment, ↑engagement, ↑enquiry, ↑enterprise, ↑entertainment, ↑enthusiasm, ↑entity, ↑esteem, ↑examination, ↑execution, ↑exhibit, ↑exhibition, ↑expectation, ↑expenditure, ↑expense, ↑exposure, ↑expression, ↑face, ↑facility, ↑faith, ↑fascination, ↑favour, ↑fear, ↑feeling, ↑feud, ↑figure, ↑finance, ↑footpath, ↑forum, ↑fund, ↑funding, ↑funeral, ↑furore, ↑fury, ↑gallery, ↑garden, ↑gathering, ↑gaze, ↑grief, ↑hall, ↑health, health service, ↑hearing, ↑high school, ↑highway, ↑holiday, ↑hospital, ↑hostility, ↑housing, ↑humiliation, ↑hygiene, ↑hysteria, ↑image, ↑imagination, ↑importance, ↑impression, ↑inconvenience, ↑indecency, ↑indifference, ↑indignation, ↑inspection, ↑institution, ↑interest, ↑investment, ↑knowledge, ↑land, ↑launch, ↑lavatory, ↑lecture, ↑letter, ↑librarian, ↑library, ↑life, ↑loo, ↑manifestation, ↑meeting, ↑memorial, ↑memory, ↑menace, ↑mind, ↑money, ↑monopoly, ↑monument, ↑mood, ↑moral, ↑morality, ↑mourning, ↑museum, ↑nature, ↑need, ↑notice, ↑notoriety, ↑nuisance, ↑office, ↑official, ↑opinion, ↑opposition, ↑order, ↑outcry, ↑outrage, ↑ownership, ↑panic, ↑park, ↑participation, ↑path, ↑penance, ↑perception, ↑performance, ↑phone, ↑place, ↑policy, ↑praise, ↑procession, ↑proclamation, ↑profile, ↑project, ↑prominence, ↑property, ↑prosecutor, ↑protest, ↑purse, ↑radio, ↑rally, ↑reaction, ↑reading, ↑realm, ↑rebuke, ↑reception, ↑recognition, ↑record, ↑referendum, ↑register, ↑regulation, ↑relation, ↑report, ↑representative, ↑reprimand, ↑reputation, ↑resistance, ↑resource, ↑response, ↑responsibility, ↑restroom, ↑revenue, ↑rhetoric, ↑ridicule, ↑rift, ↑ritual, ↑road, ↑row, ↑safety, ↑sanitation, ↑scandal, ↑scepticism, ↑school, ↑scorn, ↑scrutiny, ↑sculpture, ↑sector, ↑self, ↑sentiment, ↑servant, ↑service, ↑session, ↑setting, ↑sex, ↑shame, ↑show, ↑showing, ↑sidewalk, ↑space, ↑speaker, ↑spectacle, ↑speech, ↑spending, ↑sphere, ↑spirit, ↑spotlight, ↑squabble, ↑squalor, ↑square, ↑stance, ↑stand, ↑standing, ↑statement, ↑stature, ↑subsidy, ↑success, ↑support, ↑sympathy, ↑system, ↑talk, ↑taste, ↑telecommunications, ↑telephone, ↑television, ↑tender, ↑testimony, ↑toilet, ↑transit, ↑transport, ↑transportation, ↑trial, ↑trust, ↑trustee, ↑understanding, ↑undertaking, ↑unease, ↑university, ↑unrest, ↑uproar, ↑utility, ↑venue, ↑view, ↑virtue, ↑visibility, ↑ward, ↑watchdog, ↑welfare, ↑will, ↑worship

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