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propagandize

[prop-uh-gan-dahyz] /ˌprɒp əˈgæn daɪz/
verb (used with object), propagandized, propagandizing.
1.
to propagate or publicize (principles, dogma, etc.) by means of propaganda.
2.
to subject to propaganda:
to propagandize enemy countries.
verb (used without object), propagandized, propagandizing.
3.
to carry on or disseminate propaganda.
Also, especially British, propagandise.
Origin of propagandize
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; propagand(a) + -ize
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Examples from the Web for propagandize
Historical Examples
  • 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

propagandize

/ˌprɒpəˈɡændaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to spread by propaganda
2.
(transitive) to subject to propaganda
3.
(intransitive) to spread or organize propaganda
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Word Origin and History for propagandize
v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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