verb (used with object), prom·ul·gat·ed, prom·ul·gat·ing.
Origin of promulgate
Synonyms for promulgate
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Contemporary Examples of promulgate
The federal and state governments, at their core, establish laws and promulgate rules.How Cities Are Fixing America
Bruce Katz, Jennifer Bradley
June 17, 2013
Historical Examples of promulgate
The king then appointed commissioners to visit the district and promulgate the customs on the spot.
The club has had no cause to advocate, no doctrine to promulgate, no "movement" to help or hinder.Recollections of a Varied Life
George Cary Eggleston
The reason for not marrying which Lot used every means in his power to promulgate—his fast-failing health—gained little credence.Madelon
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
And as soon as he made this discovery he hastened to promulgate it.Cruel As The Grave
Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
When the Grand Wizard wished to promulgate an order, the newspapers were the medium commonly sought.K. K. K. Sketches, Humorous and Didactic
James Melville Beard
Word Origin for promulgate
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.).