Propagate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈprɑːpəɡeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word propagate
Brit.  |ˈprɒpəɡeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word propagate


- transmit from one generation to the next
- travel through the air
- transmit
- become distributed or widespread (syn: spread)
- transmit or cause to broaden or spread
- cause to become widely known (syn: broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, spread)
- cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering
- multiply sexually or asexually


We are discovering new ways to propagate plants without seeds.

He propagated the apple tree by grafting.

The plants failed to propagate.

Pigeons can be propagated in great numbers and at a very quick rate.

They made and propagated false rumours.

The group launched a website to propagate its ideas.

Propagate your plants in fresh soil.

sound and light propagate in this medium

propagate sound or light through air

This great civilization was propagated throughout the land

Word forms

I/you/we/they: propagate
he/she/it: propagates
present participle: propagating
past tense: propagated
past participle: propagated
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