Take the 2-minute tour ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I dictionary.com'd the definition of the word 'post' and it has nothing to do which submitting a typed message to the Internet. One of the latter definitions shown on dictionary.com was 'to bring to public notice'. I then tried to look up synonyms of the word 'post' and it just gave synonyms of the word 'pole' and no word which has to do with 'bringing to public notice'. Most websites also use the word 'submit' meaning to 'submit the message' but dictionary.com and most people's definition of this word is 'to give over / yield to the power of another'.

I'm creating an app and I need a word each means 'let everyone on the app see this message' and I don't want to use the word 'post'. Is there any other word out there whos main definition is 'to bring to public notice' / 'to bring to public notice online'?

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by FumbleFingers, Ronan, tchrist, phenry, Josh61 Jul 24 at 19:30

  • This question does not appear to be about English language and usage within the scope defined in the help center.
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
to display an announcement online. –  Josh61 Jul 23 at 19:32
    
@Josh61 right, is there a word which means to 'display an announcement online'? –  user2719875 Jul 23 at 19:34
    
How about "present"? –  user33333 Jul 23 at 19:37
2  
The appropriate word is post. See Definition 2.2 of Oxford Dictionaries Online: Submit (a message, link, image, etc.) to an online location, such as a blog, social media website, or forum: the list was promptly posted all over the Internet. –  Peter Shor Jul 23 at 20:22
6  
This question appears to be off-topic because it is turns on OP's inexplicable wish to avoid the standard term post –  FumbleFingers Jul 23 at 20:27

2 Answers 2

up vote 3 down vote accepted

Publish is a good alternative to post, in your context. It is used frequently by Content Management Systems to describe uploading content to the internet.

share|improve this answer

I suppose I may be looking too deep, but the type of app is important to take into account. For example, a chat room and a forum are going to have different words for "Send my message to the others." I personally like the Publish that is mentioned by @Jim V, especially if it is an article/forum setting.

Some other options that could be considered: Announce, Dispatch, or Admit.

The style of app I strongly feel will guide your decision, but hopefully even the bad ideas for words may get you thinking of what options you have.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.