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Definition 1: multiply sexually or asexually - [verb of body]

(propagate is a kind of ...) have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

"The Bible tells people to procreate" "These bacteria reproduce"

(... is a kind of propagate ) propagate asexually

"The bacterial growth vegetated along"

(propagate belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 2: cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering - [verb of body]

(propagate is a kind of ...) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

"process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"

(... is a kind of propagate ) insert a bud for propagation

(propagate causes ...) multiply sexually or asexually

(propagate belongs to category ...) (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

Definition 3: cause to become widely known - [verb of communication]

Samples where propagate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spread information
  • circulate a rumor
  • broadcast the news

Synonyms for propagate in the sense of this definition

(propagate is a kind of ...) make public

"She aired her opinions on welfare"

(... is a kind of propagate ) distribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer

(... is a kind of propagate ) introduce into an environment

"sow suspicion or beliefs"

(... is a kind of propagate ) cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use

"They popularized coffee in Washington State" "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"

(... is a kind of propagate ) include as the content; broadcast or publicize

"We ran the ad three times" "This paper carries a restaurant review" "All major networks carried the press conference"

(propagate has a similar meaning as ...) become widely known and passed on

"the rumor spread" "the story went around in the office"

Definition 4: transmit - [verb of contact]

Samples where propagate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • propagate sound or light through air

(propagate is a kind of ...) send from one person or place to another

"transmit a message"

(propagate has a similar meaning as ...) travel through the air

"sound and light propagate in this medium"

Definition 5: transmit or cause to broaden or spread - [verb of contact]

Samples where propagate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This great civilization was propagated throughout the land

(propagate is a kind of ...) distribute or disperse widely

"The invaders spread their language all over the country"

Definition 6: become distributed or widespread - [verb of contact]

Samples where propagate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the infection spread
  • Optimism spread among the population

Synonyms for propagate in the sense of this definition

(propagate is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of propagate ) spread or be communicated

"The fashion did not catch"

Definition 7: travel through the air - [verb of motion]

Samples where propagate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sound and light propagate in this medium

(propagate is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(propagate has a similar meaning as ...) transmit

"propagate sound or light through air"

Definition 8: transmit from one generation to the next - [verb of possession]

Samples where propagate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • propagate these characteristics

(propagate is a kind of ...) give to or transfer possession of

"She passed the family jewels on to her daughter-in-law"

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