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Definitions for propaganda
ˌprɒp əˈgæn dəpro·pa·gan·da

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. propagandanoun

    information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

Wiktionary

  1. propagandanoun

    A concerted set of messages aimed at influencing the opinions or behavior of large numbers of people.

  2. Etymology: 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.

Wikipedia

  1. Propaganda

    Propaganda is communication that is primarily used to influence an audience and further an agenda, which may not be objective and may be selectively presenting facts in order to encourage a particular synthesis or perception, or using loaded language in order to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information that is being presented. Propaganda is often associated with material which is prepared by governments, but activist groups, companies, religious organizations, the media, and individuals also produce propaganda. In the 20th century, the term propaganda was often associated with a manipulative approach, but historically, propaganda has been a neutral descriptive term.A wide range of materials and media are used for conveying propaganda messages, which changed as new technologies were invented, including paintings, cartoons, posters, pamphlets, films, radio shows, TV shows, and websites. More recently, the digital age has given rise to new ways of disseminating propaganda, for example, bots and algorithms are currently being used to create computational propaganda and fake or biased news and spread it on social media.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Propagandanoun

    a congregation of cardinals, established in 1622, charged with the management of missions

  2. Propagandanoun

    the college of the Propaganda, instituted by Urban VIII. (1623-1644) to educate priests for missions in all parts of the world

  3. Propagandanoun

    hence, any organization or plan for spreading a particular doctrine or a system of principles

  4. Etymology: [Abbrev. fr. L. de propaganda fide: cf. F. propagande. See Propagate.]

Freebase

  1. Propaganda

    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

  1. Propaganda

    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

  1. Propaganda

    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

  1. propaganda

    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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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'propaganda' in Nouns Frequency: #2771

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of propaganda in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of propaganda in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of propaganda in a Sentence

  1. Gerald R. Ford:

    A coalition of groups ... is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. ... an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him. (On Watergate crisis)

  2. David Ibsen:

    Quraishi was one of the most respected of Baghdadis lieutenants. He continues to carry that respect, but he, of course, does not carry as much weight as Baghdadi, who founded the group and led its sweep throughout the Middle East, sparking the creation of ISIS provinces around the world and a propaganda machine that reaches as far as the shores of Australia and the cities of the United States, while Quraishi is viewed as a more than capable replacement, he is unlikely to overshadow Baghdadis legacy.

  3. Zhang Hai:

    The propaganda machine is on full force to promote the government's success -- the( hardship) is all over and we can now sing and dance in celebration of peace, but the so-called victory was achieved by sacrificing the people.

  4. Wyndham Lewis:

    With a new familiarity and a flesh-creeping homeliness entirely of this unreal, materialistic world, where all sentiment is coarsely manufactured and advertised in colossal sickly captions, disguised for the sweet tooth of a monstrous baby called the Public, the family as it is, broken up on all hands by the agency of feminist and economic propaganda, reconstitutes itself in the image of the state.

  5. Mia Bloom:

    It was done more of a defense mechanism rather than as an act of violence. Islamic State has said in its propaganda many times women are to remain in the home and really their participation in jihad is more nurturing role as a mother and a wife.

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