(Latin: a spreading; to breed or to multiply; getting more widely known)
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.
2. Etymology: from Italian and from Latin propagandus which is from propagare, "to make known, to promote, or to spread".
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.
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.
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".
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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.
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.