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Meaning of PROPAGATE

Pronunciation:  'prâpu`geyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  multiply sexually or asexually, in biology
  2. [v]  cause (plants) to propagate, as by grafting or layering
  3. [v]  cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
  4. [v]  transmit or cause to broaden or spread; "This great civilization was propagated throughout the land"
  5. [v]  become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"
  6. [v]  transmit, as in physics; "propagate sound or light through air, for example"
  7. [v]  travel through the air; "sound and light propagate in this medium"
  8. [v]  transmit from one generation to the next; "propagate these characteristics"

PROPAGATE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, pass around, spread
 See Also: air, bare, carry, catch, channel, channelise, channelize, distribute, generalise, generalize, go, go around, inoculate, locomote, move, move, multiply, pass on, popularise, popularize, procreate, propagate, publicise, publicize, reproduce, run, sough, sow, spread, transfer, transmit, transport, travel, vegetate, vulgarise, vulgarize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Prop"a*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Propagated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Propagating}.] [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.]
    1. 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.
    2. To cause to spread to extend; to impel or continue forward
       in space; as, to propagate sound or light.
    3. 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.
             The infection was propagated insensibly. --De Foe.
    4. To multiply; to increase. [Obs.]
             Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast, Which
             thou wilt propagate.                  --Shak.
    5. To generate; to produce.
             Motion propagated motion, and life threw off life.
                                                   --De Quincey.
    Syn: To multiply; continue; increase; spread; diffuse;
         disseminate; promote.
  2. \Prop"a*gate\, v. i.
    To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by
    generation, or by new shoots or plants; as, rabbits propagate
          No need that thou Should'st propagate, already
          infinite.                                --Milton.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: To produce seedlings for revegetation work by germinating seeds, growing cuttings, or using some other method to encourage plant reproduction and growth.