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verb (used with object), prop·a·gan·dized, prop·a·gan·diz·ing.
  1. to propagate or publicize (principles, dogma, etc.) by means of propaganda.
  2. to subject to propaganda: to propagandize enemy countries.
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verb (used without object), prop·a·gan·dized, prop·a·gan·diz·ing.
  1. to carry on or disseminate propaganda.
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Also especially British, prop·a·gan·dise.

Origin of propagandize

First recorded in 1835–45; propagand(a) + -ize
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Related Words

program, plant, train, influence, school, initiate, instruct, convince, drill, brainwash, implant, ground, inculcate, teach, instill, imbue

Examples from the Web for propagandize

Historical Examples

  • They cannot create policy, not even the policy of propaganda; but they can propagandize.

    Proclaim Liberty!

    Gilbert Seldes

  • They also propagandize against religion and such so-called crimes as laziness and indifference.

  • To supplement the formal media of communication, there are about 25,000 Party agitators who propagandize among the masses.

  • I do not try to propagandize him, and I see some good characteristics in communism.

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

British Dictionary definitions for propagandize



  1. (tr) to spread by propaganda
  2. (tr) to subject to propaganda
  3. (intr) to spread or organize propaganda
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Word Origin and History for propagandize


1841, from propaganda + -ize. Related: Propagandized; propagandizing.

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