propagandist


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.propagandist - a person who disseminates messages calculated to assist some cause or some government
communicator - a person who communicates with others
sloganeer - someone who coins and uses slogans to promote a cause
Adj.1.propagandist - of or relating to or characterized by propaganda

propagandist

noun publicist, advocate, promoter, proponent, evangelist, proselytizer, pamphleteer, indoctrinator He was a brilliant propagandist for free trade.
Translations

propagandist

[ˌprɒpəˈgændɪst] Npropagandista mf

propagandist

nPropagandist(in) m(f); a tireless propagandist for penal reformein unermüdlicher Verfechter der Strafrechtsreform

propagandist

[ˌprɒpəˈgændɪst]
1. n (pej) → persona che fa propaganda politica
2. adj (activities, literature) → di propaganda politica
References in classic literature ?
He was an adventurous chevalier of business who gave up an agent's contract in return for a right to become a roving propagandist.
He felt for the moment a sort of spiritual zeal, the zeal of the propagandist.
He never ceased from his activities as a propagandist, and was always scheduled long in advance for lectures to workingmen's organizations.
He confounded causes with effects more than was excusable; the most distinguished propagandists with impulsive bomb throwers; assumed organisation where in the nature of things it could not exist; spoke of the social revolutionary party one moment as of a perfectly disciplined army, where the word of chiefs was supreme, and at another as if it had been the loosest association of desperate brigands that ever camped in a mountain gorge.
Last year, the military killed high-profile al Qaeda recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki and al Qaeda propagandist, Samir Khan, both of whom were American citizens.
Manila A reporter, slain on Saturday evening in Digos City, had long been receiving death threats and authorities are looking at the possibility that his murder was connected with his job as a propagandist for a local politician.
This side of Hadrian's Wall, such a search is less productive, that is if you recognise Cameron (a consummate propagandist without the remotest chance of delivering the radical changes in economic thought global warming absolutely demands) is the Tory's Blair, and that the Liberal Democrats are still looking over everyone else's shoulder, coming up with such reactionary novelties as the part-privatisation of the Post Office.
But why should he or another paid propagandist be given a tree pass?
By what name was the World War II propagandist William Joyce better known?
The Anatomy of Power: Texas and the Religious Right in 2006" examines the Religious Right's control over the Republican Party of Texas and includes chapters on well-heeled voucher advocate James Leininger, "Christian nation" propagandist David Barton and the Texas Restoration Project, an effort to lure conservative churches into partisan politics.
Instead their joint tactic is to examine Oud's position at the very start of the De Stijl movement and his cultivation, like that of the overtly propagandist Theo van Doesburg, of important international contacts.
The epic saga also features Rachel Weisz as the love interest and Joseph Fiennes as the propagandist who makes Law a star.