verb (used with object), prop·a·gat·ed, prop·a·gat·ing.
verb (used without object), prop·a·gat·ed, prop·a·gat·ing.
Origin of propagate
Related Words for propagatesmultiply, proliferate, inseminate, transmit, publicize, circulate, disseminate, increase, impregnate, raise, engender, sire, fertilize, originate, father, bear, grow, procreate, produce, mother
Examples from the Web for propagates
Contemporary Examples of propagates
That's all fine and dandy, except that it propagates a potentially false story from an unsavory source.How Israeli Government Officials Fueled A Conspiracy Website Story About Iran
January 28, 2013
Historical Examples of propagates
Man's body also grows, is nourished and propagates its kind as do plants.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
Nothing,—not a grain of dust; but it matters much what are the sentiments he propagates.Zicci, Complete
At least the writer knows of no one who propagates them in America.Dwarf Fruit Trees
F. A. Waugh
It propagates by minute zoospores, by large quiescent spores, or by large active spores clothed with cilia.Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils
Man selects and propagates modifications solely for his own use or fancy, and not for the creature's own good.
Word Origin for propagate
1560s, "to cause to multiply," from Latin propagatus, past participle of propagare "to set forward, extend, procreate" (see propagation). Intransitive sense "reproduce one's kind" is from c.1600. Related: Propagated; propagating.