V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to reproduce; 2. to spread out or distribute; 3. to travel through the air (as in sound and light);

Synonyms: reproduce, breed, procreate, engender, multiply, distribute, disperse, disseminate, circulate, transmit

Antonyms: destroy, suppress

Tips: Propogate is derived from the Latin propagare, which means "multiply plants, breed." Propagate still means "to multiply, to reproduce," but is no longer restricted to plants. Information can be propagated by being widely distributed, and therefore, also multiplied. The noun propagation refers to dissemination, or the spreading of something.

Usage Examples:

The new president tried to propagate his ideals throughout the company. (distribute, disseminate)

The book had many useful techniques for propagating plants. (reproducing)

The company specialized in the propagation of renewable energy. (dissemination) noun

Tabloids make money by propagating rumors and information about celebrities. (disseminating, circulating)

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