To make widely known to the public.
“The scandal was so publicised that he lost the next election.”
To advertise, create publicity for.
“They’re already publicising next month’s concert.”
To issue (something, such as printed work) for distribution and/or sale.
“The Times published the investigative piece about the governor both in print and online.”
“Most of the sketches Faulkner published in 1925 appeared in the Sunday magazine section of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.”
“The State combined public information strategies and published billboards, pamphlets, and newsletter articles under the campaign theme, Give ‘Em the Boot.”
To announce to the public.
“The Secretary of Health and Human Services published a press release on May 22, 2013.”
“The Bolshevik government published an announcement of the tsar’s death.”
“No newspaper published the victim’s name.”
To issue the work of (an author).
“Grove Press published many avant-garde authors.”
To disseminate (a message) publicly via a newsgroup, forum, blog, etc.
To issue a medium (e.g. publication).
“Major city papers still publish daily.”
To have one’s work accepted for a publication.
“She needs to publish in order to get tenure.”
To be made available in a printed publication or other medium.
“The article first published online, then in print the next day.”
To convert data of a Web page to HTML in a local directory and copy it to the Web site on a remote system.