propagate
[ prop-uh-geyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
late middle English from Latin propagat- ‘multiplied from layers or shoots’, from the verb propagare ; related to propago ‘young shoot’ (from a base meaning ‘fix’)
Synonyms
    1.
  • circulate
  • disseminate
  • publicize
  • transmit
    2.
  • inseminate
  • multiply
  • proliferate
Antonyms
    1.
  • collect
  • conceal
  • gather
  • hide
  • destroy
  • kill
    2.
  • decrease
  • deplete
  • destroy
  • diminish
  • finish
Definition
1. to spread (a report, doctrine, practice, etc.) from person to person; disseminate
2. to cause (an organism) to multiply by any process of natural reproduction from the parent stock
Examples
1. A) Alexander Hamilton was determined to propagate essays that defended the Constitution to the American public. B) The report was propagated amongst all the doctors in the lab.
2. A) She learned how to propagate plants in her botany class. B) Teresa’s job in the agricultural lab is to propagate pothos with stem or leaf cuttings.
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