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prom·ul·gate

 (prŏm′əl-gāt′, prō-mŭl′gāt′)
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.
prom′ul·ga′tor n.
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promulgate

(ˈprɒməlˌɡeɪt)
vb (tr)
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
Also (archaic): promulge
[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]
ˌpromulˈgation n
ˈpromulˌgator n
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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]
prom`ul•ga′tion, n.
prom′ul•ga`tor, n.
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promulgate


Past participle: promulgated
Gerund: promulgating

Imperative
promulgate
promulgate
Present
I promulgate
you promulgate
he/she/it promulgates
we promulgate
you promulgate
they promulgate
Preterite
I promulgated
you promulgated
he/she/it promulgated
we promulgated
you promulgated
they promulgated
Present Continuous
I am promulgating
you are promulgating
he/she/it is promulgating
we are promulgating
you are promulgating
they are promulgating
Present Perfect
I have promulgated
you have promulgated
he/she/it has promulgated
we have promulgated
you have promulgated
they have promulgated
Past Continuous
I was promulgating
you were promulgating
he/she/it was promulgating
we were promulgating
you were promulgating
they were promulgating
Past Perfect
I had promulgated
you had promulgated
he/she/it had promulgated
we had promulgated
you had promulgated
they had promulgated
Future
I will promulgate
you will promulgate
he/she/it will promulgate
we will promulgate
you will promulgate
they will promulgate
Future Perfect
I will have promulgated
you will have promulgated
he/she/it will have promulgated
we will have promulgated
you will have promulgated
they will have promulgated
Future Continuous
I will be promulgating
you will be promulgating
he/she/it will be promulgating
we will be promulgating
you will be promulgating
they will be promulgating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been promulgating
you have been promulgating
he/she/it has been promulgating
we have been promulgating
you have been promulgating
they have been promulgating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been promulgating
you will have been promulgating
he/she/it will have been promulgating
we will have been promulgating
you will have been promulgating
they will have been promulgating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been promulgating
you had been promulgating
he/she/it had been promulgating
we had been promulgating
you had been promulgating
they had been promulgating
Conditional
I would promulgate
you would promulgate
he/she/it would promulgate
we would promulgate
you would promulgate
they would promulgate
Past Conditional
I would have promulgated
you would have promulgated
he/she/it would have promulgated
we would have promulgated
you would have promulgated
they would have promulgated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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
announce, declare - announce publicly or officially; "The President declared war"
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promulgate

verb
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.
2. make official, pass, declare, decree bills limiting the FDA's authority to promulgate such regulations
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promulgate

verb
1. To bring to public notice or make known publicly:
2. To make (information) generally known:
Idioms: spread far and wide, spread the word.
3. To put in force or cause to be by legal authority:
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Translations

promulgate

[ˈprɒməlgeɪt] VT [+ law, decree, constitution] → promulgar; [+ idea, doctrine] → promulgar
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promulgate

[ˈprɒməlgeɪt] vtpromulguer
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promulgate

vtverbreiten; lawverkünden
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References in classic literature ?
He had not this good excuse for his somewhat aggressive impulse to promulgate his felicity; his sentiment was of another quality.
The country upon which all others depend for their supplies will be the land which will promulgate free trade, for it will be conscious of its power to produce its manufactures at prices lower than those of any of its competitors.
Such is the edict (if report speak true) Of Creon, our most noble Creon, aimed At thee and me, aye me too; and anon He will be here to promulgate, for such As have not heard, his mandate; 'tis in sooth No passing humor, for the edict says Whoe'er transgresses shall be stoned to death.
Royal Decree 18/2019 promulgates the Commercial Companies Law after presenting the same before Oman Council.