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
Examples from the Web for 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|Ali Gharib|January 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It propagates easily by root shoots which is the principal mode of spreading, except where the seed fall on exposed soil.Trees of Indiana|Charles Clemon Deam
Like the common Daffodil it propagates very fast by the roots, and will thrive in almost any soil or situation.The Botanical Magazine, Vol. I|William Curtis
It propagates by minute zoospores, by large quiescent spores, or by large active spores clothed with cilia.Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils|Peter Gray
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.