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divulgate

[ dih-vuhl-geyt ]
/ dɪˈvʌl geɪt /
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verb (used with object), di·vul·gat·ed, di·vul·gat·ing.Archaic.

to make publicly known; publish.

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Origin of divulgate

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin dīvulgātus made common property (past participle of dīvulgāre), equivalent to dīvulg- (see divulge) + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM divulgate

di·vul·ga·tor, di·vul·gat·er, noundiv·ul·ga·tion [div-uhl-gey-shuhn], /ˌdɪv əlˈgeɪ ʃən/, noundi·vul·ga·to·ry [dih-vuhl-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /dɪˈvʌl gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for divulgate

divulgate
/ (dɪˈvʌlɡeɪt) /

verb

(tr) archaic to make publicly known

Derived forms of divulgate

divulgator or divulgater, noundivulgation, noun

Word Origin for divulgate

C16: from Latin dīvulgāre; see divulge
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