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propagateverb

uk   /ˈprɒp.ə.ɡeɪt/  us   /ˈprɑː.pə.ɡeɪt/
  • propagate verb (SPREAD)

[T] formal to spread opinions, lies, or beliefs among a lot of people: The government have tried to propagate the belief that this is a just war. Such lies are propagated in the media.
propagation
noun [U] uk   /ˌprɒp.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌprɑː.pəˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
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propagateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈprɑp·əˌɡeɪt/
to produce a new plant from a parent plant, or of a plant or animal to reproduce
To propagate ideas, opinions, or customs is to spread them among people, or to spread them to other places.
(Definition of propagate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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