promulgate [ prom- uh l-geyt, proh- muhl-geyt] Synonyms Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), prom·ul·gat·ed, prom·ul·gat·ing. to make known by open declaration; publish; proclaim formally or put into operation (a law, decree of a court, etc.). to set forth or teach publicly (a creed, doctrine, etc.). Origin of promulgate 1520–30;
past participle of
-ate 1 Related forms prom·ul·ga·tion , [prom- uh l- gey-sh uh n, proh-m uh l-] /ˌprɒm əlˈgeɪ ʃən, ˌproʊ məl-/ noun prom·ul·ga·tor, noun non·prom·ul·ga·tion, noun re·prom·ul·gate, verb (used with object), re·prom·ul·gat·ed, re·prom·ul·gat·ing. re·prom·ul·ga·tion, noun un·prom·ul·gat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for repromulgate to put into effect (a law, decree, etc), esp by formal proclamation to announce or declare officially to make widespread
promulge ( prəʊˈmʌldʒ) Derived Forms promulgation, noun promulgator, noun Word Origin
C16: from Latin
prōmulgāre to bring to public knowledge; probably related to provulgāre to publicize, from pro- 1 + vulgāre to make common, from vulgus the common people
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Word Origin and History for repromulgate promulgate v.
1520s, from Latin
promulgatus, past participle of promulgare "make publicly known, propose openly, publish," perhaps altered from provulgare, from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + vulgare "make public, publish." Or the second element might be from mulgere "to milk" (see milk (n.)), used metaphorically for "cause to emerge." Related: Promulgated; promulgating. The earlier verb in English was promulge (late 15c.).
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