[ prom-uhl-geyt, proh-muhl-geyt ]
/ ˈprɒm əlˌgeɪt, proʊˈmʌl geɪt /
verb (used with object), prom·ul·gat·ed, prom·ul·gat·ing.
to make known by open declaration; publish; proclaim formally or put into operation (a law, decree of a court, etc.).
to set forth or teach publicly (a creed, doctrine, etc.).
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Origin of promulgate
OTHER WORDS FROM promulgate
prom·ul·ga·tion [prom-uhl-gey-shuhn, proh-muhl-] /ˌprɒm əlˈgeɪ ʃən, ˌproʊ məl-/, nounprom·ul·ga·tor, nounnon·prom·ul·ga·tion, nounre·prom·ul·gate, verb (used with object), re·prom·ul·gat·ed, re·prom·ul·gat·ing.
re·prom·ul·ga·tion, nounun·prom·ul·gat·ed, adjective
Words nearby promulgate
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British Dictionary definitions for repromulgation
/ (ˈprɒməlˌɡeɪt) /
to put into effect (a law, decree, etc), esp by formal proclamation
to announce or declare officially
to make widespread
Also (archaic): promulge (prəʊˈmʌldʒ)
Derived forms of promulgatepromulgation, nounpromulgator, noun
Word Origin for promulgate
C16: from Latin prōmulgāre to bring to public knowledge; probably related to provulgāre to publicize, from pro- 1 + vulgāre to make common, from vulgus the common people
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