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prop·a·gate

 (prŏp′ə-gāt′)
v. prop·a·gat·ed, prop·a·gat·ing, prop·a·gates
v.tr.
1. To cause (an organism) to multiply or breed.
2. To breed (offspring).
3. To transmit (characteristics) from one generation to another.
4. To cause to extend to a broader area or larger number; spread: missionaries who propagate the faith.
5. To make widely known; publicize: propagate a rumor.
6. Physics To cause (a wave, for example) to move in some direction or through a medium; transmit.
v.intr.
1. To have offspring; multiply.
2. To extend to a broader area or larger number; spread.
3. Physics To move through a medium.

[Latin prōpāgāre, prōpāgāt-; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

prop′a·ga·ble (-gə-bəl) adj.
prop′a·ga′tive adj.
prop′a·ga′tor n.

propagate

(ˈprɒpəˌɡeɪt)
vb
1. (Biology) biology to reproduce or cause to reproduce; breed
2. (Horticulture) (tr) horticulture to produce (plants) by layering, grafting, cuttings, etc
3. (tr) to promulgate; disseminate
4. (General Physics) physics to move through, cause to move through, or transmit, esp in the form of a wave: to propagate sound.
5. (Genetics) (tr) to transmit (characteristics) from one generation to the next
[C16: from Latin propāgāre to increase (plants) by cuttings, from propāgēs a cutting, from pangere to fasten]
ˌpropaˈgation n
ˌpropaˈgational adj
ˈpropagative adj

prop•a•gate

(ˈprɒp əˌgeɪt)

v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing. v.t.
1. to cause (an organism) to multiply by any process of natural reproduction from the parent stock.
2. to reproduce (itself, its kind, etc.), as an organism does.
3. to transmit (hereditary features or elements) to or through offspring.
4. to spread (a report, doctrine, practice, etc.) from person to person; disseminate.
5. to cause to increase in number or amount.
v.i.
6. to multiply by any process of natural reproduction, as organisms; breed.
7. (of electromagnetic waves, compression waves, etc.) to travel through space or a physical medium.
[1560–70; < Latin propāgātus, past participle of propāgāre to reproduce (a plant) by cuttings, propagate, enlarge, v. derivative of propāgēs scion, slip =pro- pro-1 + pāgēs, derivative of pangere to fasten]
prop`a•ga′tion, n.
prop`a•ga′tion•al, adj.
prop′a•ga`tive, adj.
prop′a•ga`tor, n.

propagate


Past participle: propagated
Gerund: propagating

Imperative
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propagate
Present
I propagate
you propagate
he/she/it propagates
we propagate
you propagate
they propagate
Preterite
I propagated
you propagated
he/she/it propagated
we propagated
you propagated
they propagated
Present Continuous
I am propagating
you are propagating
he/she/it is propagating
we are propagating
you are propagating
they are propagating
Present Perfect
I have propagated
you have propagated
he/she/it has propagated
we have propagated
you have propagated
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Past Continuous
I was propagating
you were propagating
he/she/it was propagating
we were propagating
you were propagating
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Past Perfect
I had propagated
you had propagated
he/she/it had propagated
we had propagated
you had propagated
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Future
I will propagate
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we will propagate
you will propagate
they will propagate
Future Perfect
I will have propagated
you will have propagated
he/she/it will have propagated
we will have propagated
you will have propagated
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Future Continuous
I will be propagating
you will be propagating
he/she/it will be propagating
we will be propagating
you will be propagating
they will be propagating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been propagating
you have been propagating
he/she/it has been propagating
we have been propagating
you have been propagating
they have been propagating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been propagating
you will have been propagating
he/she/it will have been propagating
we will have been propagating
you will have been propagating
they will have been propagating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been propagating
you had been propagating
he/she/it had been propagating
we had been propagating
you had been propagating
they had been propagating
Conditional
I would propagate
you would propagate
he/she/it would propagate
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Past Conditional
I would have propagated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.propagate - transmit from one generation to the next; "propagate these characteristics"
pass on - give to or transfer possession of; "She passed the family jewels on to her daughter-in-law"
2.propagate - travel through the air; "sound and light propagate in this medium"
propagate - transmit; "propagate sound or light through air"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
3.propagate - transmit; "propagate sound or light through air"
channel, channelise, channelize, transmit, transport, transfer - send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message"
propagate - travel through the air; "sound and light propagate in this medium"
4.propagate - become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"
catch - spread or be communicated; "The fashion did not catch"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
5.propagate - transmit or cause to broaden or spread; "This great civilization was propagated throughout the land"
spread, distribute - distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
6.propagate - cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
publicize, bare, publicise, air - make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
podcast - distribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer
sow - introduce into an environment; "sow suspicion or beliefs"
circulate, go around, spread - become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"
popularise, popularize, vulgarise, vulgarize, generalise, generalize - cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use; "They popularized coffee in Washington State"; "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
carry, run - include as the content; broadcast or publicize; "We ran the ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference"
7.propagate - cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
inoculate - insert a bud for propagation
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
8.propagate - multiply sexually or asexually
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
procreate, reproduce, multiply - have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate"
vegetate - propagate asexually; "The bacterial growth vegetated along"

propagate

verb
2. produce, generate, engender, increase The easiest way to propagate a vine is to take cuttings.
3. reproduce, breed, multiply, proliferate, beget, procreate Tomatoes rot in order to transmit their seed and propagate the species.

propagate

verb
1. To bring into existence and foster the development of:
2. To produce sexually or asexually others of one's kind:
3. To make (information) generally known:
Idioms: spread far and wide, spread the word.
Translations
množit sešířit
formeresprede
breiîa út, dreifarækta; æxlast
dauginimasdauginimasispropaguoti
izplatītpavairotpropagandētvairot
rozmnožiť sašíriť
üre mekyaymak

propagate

[ˈprɒpəgeɪt]
A. VTpropagar
B. VIpropagarse

propagate

[ˈprɒpəgeɪt] vt
(= disseminate) [+ idea] → propager
[+ plant] → propager

propagate

vt
(= reproduce)fortpflanzen
(= disseminate)verbreiten; viewsverbreiten, propagieren
(Phys) sound, wavesfortpflanzen
(Hort) plantvermehren
visich fortpflanzen or vermehren; (views)sich aus- or verbreiten

propagate

[ˈprɒpəˌgeɪt]
1. vtpropagare
2. vi (plants, theories) → propagarsi; (birds) → riprodursi

propagate

(ˈpropəgeit) verb
1. to spread (news etc).
2. to (make plants) produce seeds.
ˌpropaˈgation noun

prop·a·gate

v. propagar, diseminar.
References in classic literature ?
Their love for man, their zeal for God's service -- these holy impulses may or may not coexist in their hearts with the evil inmates to which their guilt has unbarred the door, and which must needs propagate a hellish breed within them.
For, since the conjunction of male and female is founded upon the great law of nature, in order to propagate and continue the species, the Lilliputians will needs have it, that men and women are joined together, like other animals, by the motives of concupiscence; and that their tenderness towards their young proceeds from the like natural principle: for which reason they will never allow that a child is under any obligation to his father for begetting him, or to his mother for bringing him into the world; which, considering the miseries of human life, was neither a benefit in itself, nor intended so by his parents, whose thoughts, in their love encounters, were otherwise employed.
This learned dissertator, however valuable for his industry and erudition, is yet more to be esteemed for having dared so freely in the midst of France to declare his disapprobation of the Patriarch Oviedo's sanguinary zeal, who was continually importuning the Portuguese to beat up their drums for missionaries, who might preach the gospel with swords in their hands, and propagate by desolation and slaughter the true worship of the God of Peace.
If a man with a triangular front and a polygonal back were allowed to exist and to propagate a still more Irregular posterity, what would become of the arts of life?
But we may not take up the third sword, which is Mahomet's sword, or like unto it; that is, to propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences; except it be in cases of overt scandal, blasphemy, or intermixture of practice against the state; much less to nourish seditions; to authorize conspiracies and rebellions; to put the sword into the people's hands; and the like; tending to the subversion of all government, which is the ordinance of God.
And she is an unimpeachable Christian, I am sure; perhaps of the very tribe, genus, and species you desire to propagate.
So long as the powerful reptilian race of Pellucidar continued to propagate, just so long would the position of man within the inner world be jeopardized.
Whenever they propagate ideas that menace the Plutocracy, they lose their jobs, in which case, if they have not provided for the rainy day, they descend into the proletariat and either perish or become working- class agitators.
The two dogs, destined to propagate the canine race on the lunar continents, were already shut up in the projectile.
From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form.
But besides the dishonour which is thus cast on one of the most useful as well as entertaining of all kinds of writing, there is just reason to apprehend, that by encouraging such authors we shall propagate much dishonour of another kind; I mean to the characters of many good and valuable members of society; for the dullest writers, no more than the dullest companions, are always inoffensive.
Not only onward shalt thou propagate thyself, but upward