Definitions for promulgateˈprɒm əlˌgeɪt, proʊˈmʌl geɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prom•ul•gateˈprɒm əlˌgeɪt, proʊˈmʌl geɪt(v.t.)-gat•ed, -gat•ing.

  1. to put into operation (a law, decree of a court, etc.) by formal proclamation.

  2. to set forth or teach publicly (a creed, doctrine, etc.).

Origin of promulgate:

1520–30; < L prōmulgātus, ptp. of prōmulgāre to make known


Princeton's WordNet

  1. proclaim, exclaim, promulgate(verb)

    state or announce

    "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed"; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"

  2. promulgate(verb)

    put a law into effect by formal declaration


  1. promulgate(Verb)

    To make known or public.

  2. promulgate(Verb)

    To put into effect as a regulation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Promulgate(verb)

    to make known by open declaration, as laws, decrees, or tidings; to publish; as, to promulgate the secrets of a council


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