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ˌprɒp əˈgæn dəpro·pa·gan·da

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. propaganda(noun)

    information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

Wiktionary

  1. propaganda(Noun)

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

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Propaganda(noun)

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

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

  2. Propaganda(noun)

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

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

  3. Propaganda(noun)

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

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. propaganda

    The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause.information, often inaccurate information, which a political organization publishes or broadcasts in order to influence people: information, advertising, promotion, publicity.the organized dissemination of information, allegations, etc, to assist or damage the cause of a government, movement, etc.such information, allegations, etc.Material disseminated by the advocates or opponents of a doctrine or cause:information, advertising, promotion, publicity, hype, brainwashing, disinformation, ballyhoo (informal), agitprop, newspeak, boosterism.information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.the deliberate spreading of such information, rumors, etc.the particular doctrines or principles propagated by an organization or movement.information, ideas, opinions, or images that give one part of an argument, which are broadcast, published, etc. in order to influence people's opinions.

    The researchers hypothesise that what is being measured here is the result of propaganda and censorship, rather than honest opinion.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 23, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Shamima Begum:

    I never did anything dangerous, I never made propaganda, I never encouraged people to come to Syria.

  2. Donald Trump:

    That was just made-up propaganda. Not by him, but by some of the many people that are working, writing little statements.

  3. Lila Kidson:

    I don't think I would go so far as to say it was propaganda, i think every country's media wants to portray their country in the best way that they can.

  4. Amera Ceasar:

    I understand that I found comfort in their propaganda, i was foolish and ignorant. I understand actions I took were wrong. I would never do it again.

  5. Pratik Sinha:

    I think political parties are motivated enough and have enough money that they will add more labor to ensure that the propaganda reaches the last person, i don't think there's anything that can be done as far as elections are concerned.

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