propaga-, propag-

(Latin: a spreading; to breed or to multiply; getting more widely known)

propagable (adjective), more propagable, most propagable
Pertaining to something that is capable of being disseminated or spread abroad: Ted's teacher believed that her students should learn propagable principles of honesty and determination to increase their knowledge.
propaganda (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
1. Material that is disseminated by the promotors or opponents of a doctrine or a cause: The politician was accused of making speeches against his opponents which were full of propaganda.
2. The spreading of information or rumors for or against a set of ideas: During the First World War, there was a great deal of propaganda that was disseminated by both sides of the conflict and it has been analyzed as primarily consisting of emotionalisms, exaggerations, and falsehoods.

Propaganda was also used in the Second World War as a weapon of "psychological warfare."

3. Ideas, information, or images which usually only give one aspect of an argument; all of which are broadcast, published, or in some other way spread with the intention of influencing people's opinions: Television has been accused of being another device for spreading propaganda in order to persuade people to believe that certain ideas or actions are proper and others are untrustworthy.
Propaganda, Propaganda Fide (s) (noun), (no plural)
1. When capitalized, the systematic effort to spread the Roman Catholic faith: The Catholic Propaganda is the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide or the "Sacred Congregation for Propagating the Faith" which was founded by Pope Gregory XV in 1622 and charged with overseeing the church's foreign missions.
2. Etymology: from Italian and from Latin propagandus which is from propagare, "to make known, to promote, or to spread".
propagandist (s) (noun), propagandists (pl)
Anyone who provides information, ideas, opinions, or images which are broadcast, published, or in some other way spread with the intention of persuading people to believe certain data or issues: Propagandists are most active during wars when they spend a great deal of time trying to convince their citizens that the conflicts between nations are justified and that the enemies are wrong, evil, and deserve to be destroyed.

Even in peace times, propagandists are busy trying to promote pros and cons about justifying the increases in the costs of products or working conditions, higher taxes, advantages in buying new equipment, etc.

propagandist (adjective), more propagandist, most propagandist
Referring to efforts of spreading certain ideas or beliefs: Some social websites produced by certain terrorist groups are full of blatant propagandist nonsense and dangers; however, there are those who want to join such organizations and become killers and cause other miseries in unsuspecting countries.
propagandize (verb), propagandizes; propagandized; propagandizing
To increase the spread of certain concepts or desires of organizations or individuals that the actions that they propose are correct and should be accepted as the right way to do something: The citizens of the country were propagandized into believing that an increase in taxes was the only way their living conditions could be improved.

Some newspapers go out of their way to propagandize their readers into believing that some politicians are better or worse for them and either should be supported or defeated in the next election.

propagandizer (s) (noun), propagandizers (pl)
A person who is involved in the persuasion of others to accept or to reject certain conditions or situations: Daniel was a propagandizer who was striving to convince people to buy products from various manufacturers via the internet rather than in stores.
propagate (verb), propagates; propagated; propagating
1. To cause animals, plants, etc. to multiply by natural reproduction; to breed: Pigeons are known to propagate quickly and in abundance.

Trees propagate themselves with seeds that are blown around.

Sheep, cows, chickens and other animals are propagated on farms; as well as, agricultural crops.

2. To spread abroad or from one person to another one; to diffuse or to disseminate: There are some scientists who are propagating new theories about dinosaurs and their existence.

Sound is propagated by vibrations.

When rumors, ideas, etc. propagate, they are spread or carried forward, and expand to other people; such as, when Christian missionaries go out to propagate their religious beliefs.

3. To transmit through a medium; to extend the action of: Stoves propagate heat for cooking.
4.Etymology: from Latin propagatus; from pro-, "forth" + progare, pangere, "to fasten, to plant with".
To make known or to reproduce or to multiply.
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propagation (s) (noun), propagations (pl)
1. The breeding of plants or animals: The florist was in a business of the propagation of poppies with seeds and of roses with cuttings.

The propagation of plants usually has the best results in spring or early summer.

2. A spreading; getting more widely believed; making more widely known: Noah was in a class where he was learning about the propagation of the principles of science.
3. A passing on; sending further: People were still feeling the propagations of the shocks of the earthquakes that caused so much destruction.
propagator (s) (noun), propagators (pl)
1. Someone who, or something which, multiplies by natural reproduction: There are several flower propagators who specialize in growing all kinds of beautiful blossoms for commercial purposes and individuals who also decorate their yards with such plants.
2. A person or people who strive to make certain information widely known: Publishers of newspapers, magazines, and books are propagators of knowledge regarding recent happenings; as well as, TV and radio stations.