information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
the deliberate spreading of such information, rumors, etc.
the particular doctrines or principles propagated by an organization or movement.
Roman Catholic Church.
a committee of cardinals, established in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV, having supervision over foreign missions and the training of priests for these missions.
a school (College of Propaganda ) established by Pope Urban VIII for the education of priests for foreign missions.
Archaic. an organization or movement for the spreading of propaganda.
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How to use propaganda in a sentence
As China entered the 20th century, Mulan became a powerful figure of political propaganda.The history of Mulan, from a 6th-century ballad to the live-action Disney movie | Constance Grady | September 4, 2020 | Vox
The company describes its work as contributing directly to China’s national security, including military intelligence and propaganda.
Finally, liberal democratic governments must bolster data privacy laws and rethink how to manage propaganda from both foreign and domestic sources in the digital age—but without compromising democratic values along the way.
Some think the Cadastro could open the door to more targeted propaganda campaigns.
I mean, taking that to a propaganda level, and attacking another country for not having free markets.How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | August 6, 2020 | Freakonomics
This is not the first time the director has fallen for Russian propaganda.
President Park understood the power of cinema as propaganda.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea | Rich Goldstein | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To the Republic of Korea and United States military personnel stationed in the JSA, it is known as propaganda Village.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea | Rich Goldstein | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not all Israeli gay propaganda is pinkwashing—a lot of it is good, old-fashioned PR to attract gay tourist dollars to Tel Aviv.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline | Jay Michaelson | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is no such thing as a gay lifestyle, except in right-wing propaganda to oppose LGBT equality.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline | Jay Michaelson | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is still a general tendency in universities on both sides of the Atlantic to treat propaganda as infection.
I do not know how things are in America but in England there has been a ridiculous attempt to suppress Bolshevik propaganda.
I have seen a lot of Bolshevik propaganda and it is not very convincing stuff.
Such a development of affairs would have greatly advanced the Anarchist propaganda.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
If I could only learn what propaganda is being made out of my act, and what the Girl and Fedya are doing!Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
British Dictionary definitions for propaganda (1 of 2)
the organized dissemination of information, allegations, etc, to assist or damage the cause of a government, movement, etc
such information, allegations, etc
- propagandism, noun
- propagandist, noun, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Propaganda (2 of 2)
RC Church a congregation responsible for directing the work of the foreign missions and the training of priests for these
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Cultural definitions for propaganda
Official government communications to the public that are designed to influence opinion. The information may be true or false, but it is always carefully selected for its political effect.
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