Meaning of “propagate” in the English Dictionary

"propagate" in British English

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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.
noun [ U ] uk /ˌprɒp.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌprɑː.pəˈɡeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “propagate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"propagate" in American English

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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)