information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
A concerted set of messages aimed at influencing the opinions or behavior of large numbers of people.
Origin: From propaganda, short for Congregātiō dē Propagandā Fide, "congregation for propagating the faith", a committee of cardinals established 1622 by Gregory XV to supervise foreign missions, and properly the ablative feminine gerundive of propago (see English propagation). Modern political sense dates from World War I, not originally pejorative.
a congregation of cardinals, established in 1622, charged with the management of missions
the college of the Propaganda, instituted by Urban VIII. (1623-1644) to educate priests for missions in all parts of the world
hence, any organization or plan for spreading a particular doctrine or a system of principles
Origin: [Abbrev. fr. L. de propaganda fide: cf. F. propagande. See Propagate.]
Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed towards influencing the attitude of the community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument. Propaganda is usually repeated and dispersed over a wide variety of media in order to create the chosen result in audience attitudes. As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda, in its most basic sense, presents information primarily to influence an audience. Propaganda often presents facts selectively to encourage a particular synthesis, or uses loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented. The desired result is a change of the attitude toward the subject in the target audience to further a political, religious or commercial agenda. Propaganda can be used as a form of ideological or commercial warfare. While the term propaganda has acquired a strongly negative connotation by association with its most manipulative and jingoistic examples, propaganda in its original sense was neutral, and could refer to uses that were generally benign or innocuous, such as public health recommendations, signs encouraging citizens to participate in a census or election, or messages encouraging persons to report crimes to law enforcement, among others.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a congregation, as it is called, at Rome, originated by Gregory XIII., and organised in 1622 by Gregory XV., the object of which is to propagate the faith of the Church among heathen nations and in countries where there is no established hierarchy, connected with which there is a college at Rome called the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, where pupils are instructed for different fields of missionary enterprise.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The deliberate attempt to influence attitudes and beliefs for furthering one's cause or damaging an opponent's cause.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Any form of adversary communication, especially of a biased or misleading nature, designed to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes, or behavior of any group in order to benefit the sponsor, either directly or indirectly.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'PROPAGANDA' in Nouns Frequency: #2771
The numerical value of PROPAGANDA in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of PROPAGANDA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of PROPAGANDA in a Sentence
So much depends on the priority of what were told -- the agenda that is pushed... all we get is this endless propaganda.
You are seeing what sort of propaganda there are against Muslims in Europe and the U.S..
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
You can feel that this is entertainment, it's massive propaganda on a huge scale.
Let's see socialism for what it is. Not in the abstract, but in reality. Socialism is: The taking of money (taxes) from some people who work for it and giving it to others who don't work for it. On a grand scale. The vast expansion of freebies doled out by central government. In order to create and sustain dependence. The government protection of favored persons and corporations, permitting them and aiding them to expand their fortunes without limit, regardless of what crimes they commit in the process. (Monsanto would be a fine example.) The squeezing out of those who would compete with the favored persons and corporations. The dictatorship by and for the very wealthy, pretending to be the servant of the masses. The lie that the dictatorship is being run by the masses. The gradual lowering of the standard of living for the overwhelming number of people. The propaganda claiming socialism is the path to a better world for all. In other words, socialism is a protection racket and a long con and a heartless system of elite control, posing as the greatest good. It is just another form of top-down tyranny as old as the hills.
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