[ prop-uh-gan-dahyz ]
/ ˌprɒp əˈgæn daɪz /

verb (used with object), prop·a·gan·dized, prop·a·gan·diz·ing.

to propagate or publicize (principles, dogma, etc.) by means of propaganda.
to subject to propaganda: to propagandize enemy countries.

verb (used without object), prop·a·gan·dized, prop·a·gan·diz·ing.

to carry on or disseminate propaganda.
Also especially British, prop·a·gan·dise.

Origin of propagandize

First recorded in 1835–45; propagand(a) + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for propagandize

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

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

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

    Proclaim Liberty!|Gilbert Seldes

British Dictionary definitions for propagandize



/ (ˌprɒpəˈɡændaɪz) /


(tr) to spread by propaganda
(tr) to subject to propaganda
(intr) to spread or organize propaganda
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