verb (used with object), prom·ul·gat·ed, prom·ul·gat·ing.
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Origin of promulgate
OTHER WORDS FROM promulgateprom·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.
Example sentences from the Web for promulgate
He was great only as the promulgator, not as the inventor, of ideas.Prophets of Dissent|Otto Heller
This hopeful proposal did not, unfortunately, produce the result hoped for by its distinguished promulgator.Famous Men and Great Events of the Nineteenth Century|Charles Morris
Boston has been not only the promulgator, but in a great measure the tutor, of American music.Contemporary American Composers|Rupert Hughes
So, merely repeating to the recent promulgator of the old adage his own words, “Look before you leap,” I passed on.
How this last doctrine was defended by its promulgator, we cannot say.