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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 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.
He never ceased from his activities as a propagandist, and was always scheduled long in advance for lectures to workingmen's organizations.
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.
Even in 1969, some held Woodstock to be somewhat less Dionysian than its propagandists proclaimed: with the god's followers running amok, the Greek Dionysian mysteries had climaxed in madness, murder, and mutilation.
Of late, I've also heard about the Holocaust from the indefatigable propagandists of the right-to-life movement.
The Tory propagandists blamed the Labour governments for all the problems caused by the credit crunch.
For this reason, Velinovska advises the Journalist Association to decide, before the elections, whether it will be an Association of Journalists or an Association of propagandists since the two things do not go hand in hand.
Gagging them would serve only the interests of Iranian propagandists - and deny Britons the truth of what really happened.
Propagandists repeatedly insist that the "debate" about global warming is over, that humans have dramatically changed the Earth's weather and need to make radical amends, and that there is a scientific consensus about all such "facts.
The release of these photos only supports propagandists like ``Baghdad Bob'' while demoralizing our troops.
The behaviour and motives of Zionist propagandists for continued and, indeed, increased financial support for Israel within America has already been examined.