Propagate

Definition of Propagate

Prop´a`gate
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Propagated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Propagating.]
1.To cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; - applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree.
2.To cause to spread to extend; to impel or continue forward in space; as, to propagate sound or light.
3.To spread from person to person; to extend the knowledge of; to originate and spread; to carry from place to place; to disseminate; as, to propagate a story or report; to propagate the Christian religion.
The infection was propagated insensibly.
- De Foe.
4.To multiply; to increase.
Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast,
Which thou wilt propagate.
- Shak.
5.To generate; to produce.
Motion propagated motion, and life threw off life.
- De Quincey.
v. i.1.To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by generation, or by new shoots or plants; as, rabbits propagate rapidly.
No need that thou
Should'st propagate, already infinite.
- Milton.

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bear, bestrew, breed true, bring forth, broadcast, bruit about, circulate, circumfuse, copulate, crossbreed, cultivate, deal out, deliver, develop, diffract, diffuse, dispense, disperse, dispread, disseminate, distribute, diverge, engender, fan out, generate, get, grow, herald, inbreed, increase, issue, make known, make love, mother, multiply, noise abroad, outbreed, overscatter, oversow, overspread, proclaim, produce, proliferate, promote, promulgate, propagandize, publicize, publish, radiate, raise, reproduce, reproduce in kind, retail, scatter, sow, sow broadcast, splay, spread, spread out, strew, transmit, utter
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