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Verb: propagate  'pró-pu,geyt
  1. Transmit from one generation to the next
    "propagate these characteristics"
     
  2. Travel through the air
    "sound and light propagate in this medium"
     
  3. Transmit
    "propagate sound or light through air"
     
  4. Become distributed or widespread
    - spread
     
  5. Transmit or cause to broaden or spread
    "This great civilization was propagated throughout the land"
     
  6. Cause to become widely known
    "propagate a rumour";
    - circulate, circularize, circularise [Brit], distribute, disseminate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around
     
  7. Cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering
     
  8. (biology) multiply sexually or asexually

Derived forms: propagating, propagated, propagates

Type of: air, bare, channel, channelise [Brit], channelize, distribute, go, locomote, move, multiply, pass on, process, procreate, publicise [Brit], publicize, reproduce, spread, transfer, transmit, transport, travel, treat

Encyclopedia: Propagate