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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.
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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
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propagandist

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

[ˌprɒpəˈgændɪst] Npropagandista mf
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propagandist

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

[ˌprɒpəˈgændɪst]
1. n (pej) → persona che fa propaganda politica
2. adj (activities, literature) → di propaganda politica
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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. Later he met a prima donna, fell in love with and married her, forsook telephony for ballooning, and lost his life in attempting to fly across the English Channel.
He felt for the moment a sort of spiritual zeal, the zeal of the propagandist. Its ardor was in part the result of that general discomfort which the sight of all uninvested capital produced in him; so fine an intelligence as Bellegarde's ought to be dedicated to high uses.
He was also editor-in-chief of La Solidaridad, the newspaper of Filipino propagandists who pushed for the Philippines to become a province of Spain and afford the citizens the same rights as those in the mainland.
Al-Salhi said in a statement to NINA's correspondent: "All were rumored about the subject is media amplification by the propagandists rumors in social networking sites, the goal is to intimidate citizens and spread confusion, and the first beneficiary from spreading rumors, are those do not want to restore security in Kirkuk." "We have serious attempts to get away any non-federal forces out of the administrative borders of Kirkuk," Salhi added./ End
The National Socialists were democratically voted into power in the 1920s without revealing their true agenda to the public, and by the 1930s the German people were convinced by propagandists such as Joseph Goebbels about the existential threat of the Jew and foreign conspiracies.
Panelo also called the international human rights experts "propagandists.
The substantive chapters cover 'The technocrats: Challenges of governance in a polyglot society'; 'The knowledge producers: Taming sounds, scripts, and selves'; 'The lexicographers: Dictionaries and the making of postwar politics'; 'The propagandists: Public relations, psychological warfare and the making of the influential state'; and 'The language planners: Dewan Bahasa in the invention and constriction of the postcolonial nation-state'.
Summary: Analysts double as Qatar-tied propagandists, attack Saudi Arabia, UAE
Suntay, the general's great-grandson, said many of what Filipinos knew today about Aguinaldo were fueled by propagandists during the Philippine-American War, including accounts about the execution of Katipunan founder Andres Bonifacio.
While clarifying that he has absolutely no problem with the former PM, Ruto said the biggest threat to the war on corruption is rumour mongering, propagandists and peddlers of half-truths.