1 (Biology) to reproduce or cause to reproduce; breed
2 tr (Horticulture) to produce (plants) by layering, grafting, cuttings, etc.
3 tr to promulgate; disseminate
4 (Physics) to move through, cause to move through, or transmit, esp. in the form of a wave
to propagate sound
5 tr to transmit (characteristics) from one generation to the next
(C16: from Latin propagare to increase (plants) by cuttings, from propages a cutting, from pangere to fasten)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 beget, breed, engender, generate, increase, multiply, procreate, produce, proliferate, reproduce
2 broadcast, circulate, diffuse, disseminate, make known, proclaim, promote, promulgate, publicize, publish, spread, transmit
2 cover up, hide, hush up, keep under wraps, stifle, suppress, withhold
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