Definition of Propagate

1. Verb. Transmit from one generation to the next. "Propagate these characteristics"

Generic synonyms: Pass On
Derivative terms: Propagation



2. Verb. Travel through the air. "Sound and light propagate in this medium"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Derivative terms: Propagation

3. Verb. Transmit. "Propagate sound or light through air"
Generic synonyms: Channel, Channelise, Channelize, Transfer, Transmit, Transport
Derivative terms: Propagation

4. Verb. Become distributed or widespread. "Optimism spread among the population"
Exact synonyms: Spread
Specialized synonyms: Catch
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Spread, Spread, Spread

5. Verb. Transmit or cause to broaden or spread. "This great civilization was propagated throughout the land"
Generic synonyms: Distribute, Spread
Derivative terms: Propagation

6. Verb. Cause to become widely known. "Broadcast the news"

7. Verb. Cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering.
Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Specialized synonyms: Inoculate
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat
Derivative terms: Propagation, Propagative, Propagator

8. Verb. Multiply sexually or asexually.
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Multiply, Procreate, Reproduce
Specialized synonyms: Vegetate
Derivative terms: Propagation, Propagative

Definition of Propagate

1. v. t. To cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; -- applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree.

2. v. i. To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by generation, or by new shoots or plants; as, rabbits propagate rapidly.

Definition of Propagate

1. Verb. (transitive) To cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; -- applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cause to spread to extend; to impel or continue forward in space; as, to propagate sound or light. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To spread from person to person; to extend the knowledge of; to originate and spread; to carry from place to place; to disseminate ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To multiply; to increase. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To generate; to produce. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by generation, or by new shoots or plants; as, rabbits propagate rapidly. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive computing) To take effect on all relevant devices in a network. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive computing) To cause to take effect on all relevant devices in a network. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Propagate

1. [v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Propagate

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Literary usage of Propagate

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1. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"Graft on proper stocks, sow the seeds of deciduous trees and shrubs, propagate also by cuttings, sow hardy evergreens; weed the whole carefully, ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"See CAUSE. generate, vi breed, reproduce, grow, produce, conceive, propagate (chiefly tech.); spec, hatch, segment, increase, proliferate, teem, multiply, ..."

3. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"... and fourteenth Sorts are abiding Plants.whicb will trail on the Ground, and fend forth Roots from the Joints of their Stalks,whereby they propagate ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"James's good company, pass unchallenged for a time sufficient to propagate grave errors, which may never be corrected, and also disgrace our native ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Others, among them Thomas Belsham (1750-1829) and Lant Carpenter (1780-1840), continued to propagate Unitarianism in England. Legal restrictions were still ..."

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