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PROMULGATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does promulgate mean? 

PROMULGATE (verb)
  The verb PROMULGATE has 2 senses:

1. state or announce
2. put a law into effect by formal declaration

  Familiarity information: PROMULGATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROMULGATE (verb)


Sense 1promulgate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

State or announce

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

promulgate; exclaim; proclaim

Context examples:

'I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed / The King will proclaim an amnesty

Hypernyms (to "promulgate" is one way to...):

declare (state emphatically and authoritatively)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "promulgate"):

declare (proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against)

trumpet (proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet)

clarion (proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2promulgate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put a law into effect by formal declaration

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "promulgate" is one way to...):

announce; declare (announce publicly or officially)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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