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ag·it·prop

 (ăj′ĭt-prŏp′)
n.
Political propaganda, especially favoring communism and disseminated through literature, drama, art, or music: "It also is a conspiracy movie, agitprop against today's targets, big government and big business" (George F. Will).

[Russian, short for otdel agitatsii i propagandy, incitement and propaganda section (of the central and local committees of the Russian Communist party); name changed in 1934.]

agitprop

(ˈædʒɪtˌprɒp)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) (formerly) a bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in charge of agitation and propaganda on behalf of Communism
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. any promotion, as in the arts, of political propaganda, esp of a Communist nature
b. (as modifier): agitprop theatre.
[C20: short for Russian Agitpropbyuro, from agit(atsiya) agitation + prop(aganda) propaganda]

ag•it•prop

(ˈædʒ ɪtˌprɒp)

n.
1. agitation and propaganda, esp. for the cause of communism.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to agitprop.
[1930–35; < Russian Agitpróp, orig. for Agitatsiónno-propagandístskiĭ otdél]
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Noun1.agitprop - political propaganda (especially communist propaganda) communicated via art and literature and cinemaagitprop - political propaganda (especially communist propaganda) communicated via art and literature and cinema
propaganda - information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
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agitprop

[ˈædʒɪtˌprɒp] Npropaganda f política (esp de izquierdas)

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agit-prop [ˈædʒɪtprɒp] nagit-prop f inv
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The action and the propaganda that leads to it can thus be divided into two categories: integration and integrative propaganda, and agitation and agitative propaganda, (2) The first primarily connotes the desired effect of making an audience passively accepting of the propagandists' direction and leadership.
This can be understood as a result of effective agitative propaganda on Esarhaddon's part.