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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.]
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|Noun||1.||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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noun publicist, advocate, promoter, proponent, evangelist, proselytizer, pamphleteer, indoctrinator He was a brilliant propagandist for free trade.
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propagandist[ˌprɒpəˈgændɪst] N → propagandista mf
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n → Propagandist(in) m(f); a tireless propagandist for penal reform → ein unermüdlicher Verfechter der Strafrechtsreform
adj → propagandistisch
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