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tr.v. prom·ul·gat·ed, prom·ul·gat·ing, prom·ul·gates
1. To make known to the public; popularize or advocate: "Franklin ... first promulgated the idea of free public libraries" (Elaine Wagner).
2. To put (a law, for example) into effect by formal public announcement.
[Latin prōmulgāre, prōmulgāt-.]
prom′ul·ga′tion (prŏm′əl-gā′shən, prō′məl-) n.
vb (tr)Also (archaic): promulge
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to put into effect (a law, decree, etc), esp by formal proclamation
2. to announce or declare officially
3. to make widespread
[C16: from Latin prōmulgāre to bring to public knowledge; probably related to provulgāre to publicize, from pro-1 + vulgāre to make common, from vulgus the common people]
prom•ul•gate(ˈprɒm əlˌgeɪt, proʊˈmʌl geɪt)
v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to put into operation (a law, decree of a court, etc.) by formal proclamation.
2. to set forth or teach publicly (a creed, doctrine, etc.).
[1520–30; < Latin prōmulgātus, past participle of prōmulgāre to make known]
Past participle: promulgated
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|Verb||1.||promulgate - state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed"; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"|
declare - proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against; "His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"
trumpet - proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet; "Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty"
clarion - proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
|2.||promulgate - put a law into effect by formal declaration|
1. make known, issue, announce, publish, spread, promote, advertise, broadcast, communicate, proclaim, circulate, notify, make public, disseminate Such behaviour promulgates a negative image of the British.
1. To bring to public notice or make known publicly:
2. To make (information) generally known:
Idioms: spread far and wide, spread the word.