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noun [U]     /ˌprɒp.əˈɡæn.də/ US  /ˌprɑː.pə-/ mainly disapproving
C2 information , ideas , opinions , or images , often only giving one part of an argument , that are broadcast , published , or in some other way spread with the intention of influencing people's opinions : political / wartime propaganda At school we were fed communist / right-wing propaganda. One official dismissed the ceasefire as a mere propaganda exercise .Information and messages propagandize formal mainly disapproving (UK usually propagandise)     /-daɪz/ verb [I] to create or spread propagandaLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
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