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prop·a·gan·da

 (prŏp′ə-găn′də)
n.
1. The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause.
2. Material disseminated by the advocates or opponents of a doctrine or cause: wartime propaganda.

[Earlier, organization for the propagation of a practice or point of view, from Propaganda, short for New Latin Sacra Congregātiō dē Prōpagandā Fidē, the Sacred Congregation for Propagating the Faith, a division of the Roman Curia established in 1622 to promote the evangelization of non-Christian peoples and the spread of the Roman Catholic Church in other Christian communities, from Latin prōpāgandā, ablative feminine gerundive of prōpāgāre, to propagate; see propagate.]

prop′a·gan′dism n.
prop′a·gan′dist n.
prop′a·gan·dis′tic adj.
prop′a·gan·dis′ti·cal·ly adv.

propaganda

(ˌprɒpəˈɡændə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the organized dissemination of information, allegations, etc, to assist or damage the cause of a government, movement, etc
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) such information, allegations, etc
[C18: from Italian, use of propāgandā in the New Latin title Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide Sacred Congregation for Propagating the Faith]
ˌpropaˈgandism n
ˌpropaˈgandist n, adj

Propaganda

(ˌprɒpəˈɡændə)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a congregation responsible for directing the work of the foreign missions and the training of priests for these

prop•a•gan•da

(ˌprɒp əˈgæn də)

n.
1. information or ideas methodically spread to promote or injure a cause, movement, nation, etc.
2. the deliberate spreading of such information or ideas.
3. the particular doctrines or principles propagated by an organization or movement.
4. (cap.) a committee of cardinals, established in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV, having supervision over foreign missions and the training of priests for these missions.
[1710–20; < New Latin, short for congregātiō dē propāgandā fidē congregation for propagating the faith]

propaganda

Any form of communication in support of national objectives designed to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes, or behavior of any group in order to benefit the sponsor, either directly or indirectly. See also black propaganda; grey propaganda; white propaganda.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.propaganda - information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some causepropaganda - information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
info, information - a message received and understood
agitprop - political propaganda (especially communist propaganda) communicated via art and literature and cinema

propaganda

noun information, advertising, promotion, publicity, hype, brainwashing, disinformation, ballyhoo (informal), agitprop, newspeak, boosterism He dismissed these reports as mere political propaganda.
Translations
دِعَايَةدِعايَه
propaganda
propaganda
propagando
propaganda
propaganda
propaganda
áróîur
プロパガンダ
선전
propaganda
propaganda
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propaganda
การโฆษณาชวนเชื่อ
sự tuyên truyền

propaganda

[ˌprɒpəˈgændə]
A. Npropaganda f
B. CPD [leaflet, campaign] → de propaganda

propaganda

[ˌprɒpəˈgændə]
npropagande f
modif [campaign, war, coup, stunt, exercise] → de propagande propaganda machinepropaganda machine nmachine f de propagande

propaganda

nPropaganda f; propaganda machinePropagandamaschinerie f

propaganda

[ˌprɒpəˈgændə]
1. npropaganda
2. adj (campaign, leaflets) → propagandistico/a

propaganda

(propəˈgӕndə) noun
the activity of spreading particular ideas, opinions etc according to an organized plan, eg by a government; the ideas etc spread in this way. political propaganda.

propaganda

دِعَايَة propaganda propaganda Propaganda προπαγάνδα propaganda propaganda propagande propaganda propaganda プロパガンダ 선전 propaganda propaganda propaganda propaganda пропаганда propaganda การโฆษณาชวนเชื่อ propaganda sự tuyên truyền 宣传
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This propaganda of politeness has gone so far that to-day the man who is profane or abusive at the telephone, is cut off from the use of it.
Future history resolves itself, in their eyes, into the propaganda and the practical carrying out of their social plans.
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The chief obstacle to your Grange propaganda is the trusts.
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I am not sure that the country is in a sufficiently advanced state for our propaganda.
Comrade Alexander Ossipon - nicknamed the Doctor, ex-medical student without a degree; afterwards wandering lecturer to working- men's associations upon the socialistic aspects of hygiene; author of a popular quasi-medical study (in the form of a cheap pamphlet seized promptly by the police) entitled "The Corroding Vices of the Middle Classes"; special delegate of the more or less mysterious Red Committee, together with Karl Yundt and Michaelis for the work of literary propaganda - turned upon the obscure familiar of at least two Embassies that glance of insufferable, hopelessly dense sufficiency which nothing but the frequentation of science can give to the dulness of common mortals.
But he argued that revolutionary propaganda was a delicate work of high conscience.
Unluckily, having got hold of a great many suspected persons, the police thought they could extract from some of them other information relating to the revolutionist propaganda.
The fact was he had begun instinctively to guess that Lebeziatnikov was not merely a commonplace simpleton, but, perhaps, a liar, too, and that he had no connections of any consequence even in his own circle, but had simply picked things up third-hand; and that very likely he did not even know much about his own work of propaganda, for he was in too great a muddle.
It's a duty of every man to work for enlightenment and propaganda and the more harshly, perhaps, the better.
The destructive powers of propaganda and its root causes must be eliminated, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovi?