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PROPAGATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does propagate mean? 

PROPAGATE (verb)
  The verb PROPAGATE has 8 senses:

1. transmit from one generation to the next
2. travel through the air
3. transmit
4. become distributed or widespread
5. transmit or cause to broaden or spread
6. cause to become widely known
7. cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering
8. multiply sexually or asexually

  Familiarity information: PROPAGATE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROPAGATE (verb)


Sense 1propagate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transmit from one generation to the next

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

propagate these characteristics

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

pass on (give to or transfer possession of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 2propagate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel through the air

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

sound and light propagate in this medium

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

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3propagate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transmit

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

propagate sound or light through air

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

channel; channelise; channelize; transfer; transmit; transport (send from one person or place to another)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 4propagate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become distributed or widespread

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

spread; propagate

Context examples:

the infection spread / Optimism spread among the population

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

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

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

catch (spread or be communicated)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 5propagate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transmit or cause to broaden or spread

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

This great civilization was propagated throughout the land

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

distribute; spread (distribute or disperse widely)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 6propagate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to become widely known

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

disseminate; circulate; pass around; circularise; diffuse; broadcast; circularize; disperse; spread; propagate; distribute

Context examples:

spread information / circulate a rumor / broadcast the news

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

air; bare; publicise; publicize (make public)

Cause:

circulate; go around; spread (become widely known and passed on)

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

sough; sow (introduce into an environment)

generalise; generalize; popularise; popularize; vulgarise; vulgarize (cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use)

carry; run (include as the content; broadcast or publicize)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7propagate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

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

process; treat (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition)

Cause:

propagate (multiply sexually or asexually)

Domain category:

flora; plant; plant life (a living organism lacking the power of locomotion)

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

inoculate (insert a bud for propagation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 8propagate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Multiply sexually or asexually

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

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

multiply; procreate; reproduce (have offspring or young)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)

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

vegetate (propagate asexually)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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