[ prom-uhl-geyt ]
/ ˈprɒm əlˌgeɪt /
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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.).



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Origin of promulgate

First recorded in 1520–30; from Latin prōmulgātus, past participle of prōmulgāre “to make known, promulgate”; see promulge, -ate1
prom·ul·ga·tion [prom-uhl-gey-shuhn], /ˌprɒm əlˈgeɪ ʃən/, nounprom·ul·ga·tor, nounre·prom·ul·gate, verb (used with object), re·prom·ul·gat·ed, re·prom·ul·gat·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for promulgate

/ (ˈprɒməlˌɡeɪt) /

verb (tr)

to put into effect (a law, decree, etc), esp by formal proclamation
to announce or declare officially
to make widespread
Also (archaic): promulge (prəʊˈmʌldʒ)
promulgation, nounpromulgator, noun
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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