Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb propagate

8 senses of propagate

Sense 1
propagate -- (transmit from one generation to the next; "propagate these characteristics")
       => pass on -- (give to or transfer possession of; "She passed the family jewels on to her daughter-in-law")

Sense 2
propagate -- (travel through the air; "sound and light propagate in this medium")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 3
propagate -- (transmit; "propagate sound or light through air")
       => transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise -- (send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message")

Sense 4
spread, propagate -- (become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
propagate -- (transmit or cause to broaden or spread; "This great civilization was propagated throughout the land")
       => spread, distribute -- (distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country")

Sense 6
circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around -- (cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news")
       => publicize, publicise, air, bare -- (make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare")

Sense 7
propagate -- (cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering)
       => process, treat -- (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill")

Sense 8
propagate -- (multiply sexually or asexually)
       => reproduce, procreate, multiply -- (have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate")

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