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[prop-uh-gan-dahyz] /ˌprɒp əˈgæn daɪz/
verb (used with object), propagandized, propagandizing.
to propagate or publicize (principles, dogma, etc.) by means of propaganda.
to subject to propaganda:
to propagandize enemy countries.
verb (used without object), propagandized, propagandizing.
to carry on or disseminate propaganda.
Also, especially British, propagandise.
Origin of propagandize
First recorded in 1835-45; propagand(a) + -ize Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for propagandize
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  • They cannot create policy, not even the policy of propaganda; but they can propagandize.

    Proclaim Liberty! Gilbert Seldes
  • They also propagandize against religion and such so-called crimes as laziness and indifference.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • To supplement the formal media of communication, there are about 25,000 Party agitators who propagandize among the masses.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • I do not try to propagandize him, and I see some good characteristics in communism.

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for propagandize


(transitive) to spread by propaganda
(transitive) to subject to propaganda
(intransitive) to spread or organize propaganda
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for propagandize

1841, from propaganda + -ize. Related: Propagandized; propagandizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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