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English definition of “propagate”

propagate

verb
 
 
/ˈprɒpəɡeɪt/ formal
PRODUCE [I, T] If you propagate plants, you help them to produce new plants, and if plants propagate, they produce new plants: Plants are propagated from small cuttings.Plant reproduction
TELL [T] to tell your ideas or opinions to a lot of people in order to make them agree with what you are saying: to propagate lies/rumours Expressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotionsAnnouncing, informing and stating
propagation
 
 
/ˌprɒpəˈɡeɪʃən/ noun [U] formal
(Definition of propagate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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