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propagandanoun [U]

uk   /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 ​fedcommunist/​right-wing propaganda. One ​officialdismissed the ​ceasefire as a ​mere propaganda ​exercise.

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propagandize
verb [I] formal mainly disapproving (UK usually propagandise) uk   us   /-daɪz/
to ​create or ​spread propaganda
(Definition of propaganda from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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propagandanoun [U]

 us   /ˌprɑp·əˈɡæn·də/
information or ​ideas that are ​spread by an ​organizedgroup or ​government to ​influence people’s ​opinions, esp. by not giving all the ​facts or by ​secretlyemphasizing only one way of ​looking at the ​facts
(Definition of propaganda from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"propaganda" in Business English

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propagandanoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌprɒpəˈɡændə/ disapproving
information, ​ideas, ​opinions, or ​images that give one ​part of an argument, which are ​broadcast, ​published, etc. in ​order to ​influence people's ​opinions: a propaganda campaign/tool/exercise The ​report is just a political propagandatool.anti-government/anti-Western/anti-American propaganda In the cyber attack, the ​homepages of ​officialwebsites were ​replaced with anti-government propaganda. Critics called the ​book a blatant piece of propaganda.
(Definition of propaganda from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “propaganda”
in Spanish propaganda…
in Vietnamese sự tuyên truyền…
in Malaysian propaganda…
in Thai การโฆษณาชวนเชื่อ…
in French propagande…
in German die Propaganda…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宣传, 鼓吹…
in Turkish propaganda…
in Russian пропаганда…
in Indonesian propaganda…
in Chinese (Traditional) 宣傳, 鼓吹…
in Polish propaganda…
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