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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Verb Propagate has 8 senses


Propagatev. t. [L. propagatus, p. p. of propagare to propagate, akin to propages, propago, a layer of a plant, slip, shoot. See Pro-, and cf. Pact, Prop, Prune, v. t.].
  •  To cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; -- applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to spread to extend; to impel or continue forward in space; as, to propagate sound or light.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To spread from person to person; to extend the knowledge of; to originate and spread; to carry from place to place; to disseminate; as, to propagate a story or report; to propagate the Christian religion.  [1913 Webster]
    "The infection was propagated insensibly."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To multiply; to increase.  [1913 Webster]
    "Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast,
    Which thou wilt propagate.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To generate; to produce.  [1913 Webster]
    "Motion propagated motion, and life threw off life."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To multiply; continue; increase; spread; diffuse; disseminate; promote.
Propagatev. i. 
     To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by generation, or by new shoots or plants; as, rabbits propagate rapidly.  [1913 Webster]
    "No need that thou
    Should'st propagate, already infinite.
    "  [1913 Webster]


Propagate, v.tr.
1 a breed specimens of (a plant, animal, etc.) by natural processes from the parent stock. b (refl. or absol.) (of a plant, animal, etc.) reproduce itself.
2 disseminate; spread (a statement, belief, theory, etc.).
3 hand down (a quality etc.) from one generation to another.
4 extend the operation of; transmit (a vibration, earthquake, etc.).

propagation n. propagative adj.
L propagare propagat- multiply plants from layers, f. propago (as PRO-(1), pangere fix, layer)



bear, beget, bestrew, breed, breed true, bring forth, broadcast, bruit about, circulate, circumfuse, copulate, crossbreed, cultivate, deal out, deliver, develop, diffract, diffuse, dispense, disperse, dispread, disseminate, distribute, diverge, engender, fan out, father, generate, get, grow, herald, inbreed, increase, issue, make known, make love, mother, multiply, noise abroad, outbreed, overscatter, oversow, overspread, proclaim, procreate, produce, proliferate, promote, promulgate, propagandize, publicize, publish, radiate, raise, reproduce, reproduce in kind, retail, scatter, sire, sow, sow broadcast, splay, spread, spread out, strew, transmit, utter




VB produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture, weave, forge, coin, carve, chisel, build, raise, edify, rear, erect, put together, set up, run up, establish, constitute, compose, organize, institute, achieve, accomplish, flower, bear fruit, fructify, teem, ean, yean, farrow, drop, pup, kitten, kindle, bear, lay, whelp, bring forth, give birth to, lie in, be brought to bed of, evolve, pullulate, usher into the world, make productive, create, beget, get, generate, fecundate, impregnate, procreate, progenerate, propagate, engender, bring into being, call into being, bring into existence, breed, hatch, develop, bring up, induce, superinduce, suscitate, cause, acquire.


VB publish, make public, make known, speak of, talk of, broach, utter, put forward, circulate, propagate, promulgate, spread, spread abroad, rumor, diffuse, disseminate, evulugate, put forth, give forth, send forth, emit, edit, get out, issue, bring before the public, lay before the public, drag before the public, give out, give to the world, put about, bandy about, hawk about, buzz about, whisper about, bruit about, blaze about, drag into the open day, voice, proclaim, herald, blazon, blaze abroad, noise abroad, sound a trumpet, trumpet forth, thunder forth, give tongue, announce with beat of drum, announce with flourish of trumpets, proclaim from the housetops, proclaim at Charing Cross, advertise, placard, post, post up afficher, publish in the Gazette, send round the crier, raise a cry, raise a hue and cry, raise a report, set news afloat, be published, be public, become public, come out, go about, fly about, buzz about, blow about, get about, get abroad, get afloat, get wind, find vent, see the light, go forth, take air, acquire currency, pass current, go the rounds, go the round of the newspapers, go through the length and breadth of the land, virum volitare per ora, pass from mouth to mouth, spread, run like wildfire, spread like wildfire.

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