I've tried to consult various dictionaries as well as Google, but to no avail, so I hope someone here can see it in their heart to help me out.

I'm looking for a single word verb meaning 'to make available'. I obviously can't say "availablise", but is there something else I can use? I know I can paraphrase – it's not that – I just want to know whether there is a single word verb for this.


The efforts focus on modernising, improving and *availablising education

We want to explain, discuss and *availablise old literature

As I said, I know I can rephrase, but I still want to know if there is a single word verb I could use here.

  • For education, how can you modernize it and improve it if you don't already have it?? And what does "make old literature available" really mean anyway? Again, how do you explain it and discuss it if you don't already have it??
    – Lambie
    Aug 29 at 14:34
  • @Lambie the people who want to make it available have it, and they want to make it available to others.
    – Helen
    Aug 29 at 16:26
  • My previous questions are still unanswered. to make old literature available just is really weird, content-wise.
    – Lambie
    Aug 29 at 16:34
  • @Lambie Ok, I'll let my client know :)
    – Helen
    Aug 30 at 12:20

You could for example

  • provide something
  • supply something
  • furnish something

depending on the context. Within specialized contexts, there may be addional ways of putting it.

  • Thank you! I've added some examples now. I find that none of the verbs you suggest mean quite the same thing...
    – Helen
    Aug 29 at 13:41

distribute: (Cambridge Dictionary)

to give something out to several people, or to spread or supply something:



to spread or give out something, especially news, information, ideas, etc., to a lot of people:

  • Thank you! I feel these don't really express the same meaning either though. I guess I have my answer by now though: there isn't a single word verb for this meaning :)
    – Helen
    Aug 29 at 16:30

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