What does propagate mean?

Definitions for propagate
ˈprɒp əˌgeɪtprop·a·gate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. propagateverb

    transmit from one generation to the next

    "propagate these characteristics"

  2. propagateverb

    travel through the air

    "sound and light propagate in this medium"

  3. propagateverb

    transmit

    "propagate sound or light through air"

  4. spread, propagateverb

    become distributed or widespread

    "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"

  5. propagateverb

    transmit or cause to broaden or spread

    "This great civilization was propagated throughout the land"

  6. circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundverb

    cause to become widely known

    "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"

  7. propagateverb

    cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering

  8. propagateverb

    multiply sexually or asexually

Wiktionary

  1. propagateverb

    To cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; -- applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree.

  2. propagateverb

    To cause to spread to extend; to impel or continue forward in space; as, to propagate sound or light.

  3. propagateverb

    To spread from person to person; to extend the knowledge of; to originate and spread; to carry from place to place; to disseminate

  4. propagateverb

    To multiply; to increase.

  5. propagateverb

    To generate; to produce.

  6. propagateverb

    To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by generation, or by new shoots or plants; as, rabbits propagate rapidly.

  7. propagateverb

    To take effect on all relevant devices in a network.

    It takes 24 hours for password changes to propagate throughout the system.

  8. propagateverb

    To cause to take effect on all relevant devices in a network.

    The server propagates the password file at midnight each day.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Propagateverb

    to cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; -- applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree

  2. Propagateverb

    to cause to spread to extend; to impel or continue forward in space; as, to propagate sound or light

  3. Propagateverb

    to spread from person to person; to extend the knowledge of; to originate and spread; to carry from place to place; to disseminate; as, to propagate a story or report; to propagate the Christian religion

  4. Propagateverb

    to multiply; to increase

  5. Propagateverb

    to generate; to produce

  6. Propagateverb

    to have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by generation, or by new shoots or plants; as, rabbits propagate rapidly

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Propagate

    prop′a-gāt, v.t. to increase by generation or other natural process: to multiply plants by layers: to extend: to produce: to impel forward in space, as sound, light, energy, &c.: to spread from one to another: to promote: to extend the knowledge of: (obs.) to increase.—v.i. to be produced or multiplied: to have young.—adj. Prop′agable, that can be propagated or increased by generation or other natural process.—ns. Propagan′da, Prop′agand, a committee (congregatio de propaganda fide) at Rome charged with the management of the R.C. missions: any association for the spread of opinions and principles, esp. such as are opposed to the existing government; Propagand′ism, practice of propagating tenets or principles: zeal in spreading one's opinions: proselytism; Propagand′ist, one who devotes himself to propagandism; Propagā′tion, act of propagating: the spreading or extension of anything, as light, sound, energy, &c.: increase: enlargement.—adj. Prop′agātive.—ns. Prop′agātor; Propagatō′rium (biol.), the reproductive apparatus.—adj. Prop′agātory.—ns. Propā′go, a layer or branch laid down to root; Propag′ūlum, a runner or sucker ending in an expanded bud: a gemma or bud affecting asexual propagation in many algæ. [L. propāgāre, -ātum, conn. with pro-pāg-o, a layer.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of propagate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of propagate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of propagate in a Sentence

  1. Bennie Thompson:

    This should have happened long ago, for too long, Facebook has allowed hate speech – and the violence that it can inspire – to propagate on its platform. Since billions use its service, we must demand more from them.

  2. Dennis Santiago:

    In internet space, these techniques can grow rapidly in what is called viral storms, platforms are presently nearly helpless in managing these storms because they propagate outside the business control systems of these companies. This is why companies like Facebook and Twitter have struggled to create newalgorithms to counter nefarious uses of their technology after the fact. They never anticipated this type of misuse of their infrastructure.

  3. Manoj Asnani:

    Simple measures such as strong authentication, credentials protection and encryption would have blocked such an attack and many other of the recent breaches in the news. stolen passwords are one of the most common ways adversaries propagate through the enterprise to steal critical data.

  4. Butler:

    Hypocrisy will serve as well To propagate a church as zeal; As persecution and promotion Do equally advance devotion: So round white stones will serve, they say, As well as eggs, to make hens lay.

  5. Mike Pence:

    Now we're engaging on the possibility of a new deal which may create opportunities for ... addressing issues of Americans that are detained in Iran but checking the extraordinary malign influence and support for terrorism that Iran continues to propagate across the region.

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  • بثArabic
  • verbreiten, vermehrenGerman
  • propagerFrench
  • síolraigh, póraighIrish
  • 伝播Japanese
  • propagerenDutch
  • размножаться, распространять, размножить, размножиться, распространить, размножатьRussian
  • fortplanta, spridaSwedish
  • 传播Chinese

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    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
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