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English verb: propagate

1. propagate (possession) transmit from one generation to the next


SamplesPropagate these characteristics.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)pass on

2. propagate (motion) travel through the air


SamplesSound and light propagate in this medium.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Verb grouppropagate

3. propagate (contact) transmit


SamplesPropagate sound or light through air.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport


Verb grouppropagate

4. propagate (contact) become distributed or widespread


SamplesThe infection spread.
Optimism spread among the population.


Synonymsspread


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)catch

5. propagate (contact) transmit or cause to broaden or spread


SamplesThis great civilization was propagated throughout the land.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)distribute, spread

6. propagate (communication) cause to become widely known


SamplesSpread information.
Circulate a rumor.
Broadcast the news.


Synonymsbroadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, pass around, spread


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)air, bare, publicise, publicize


Narrower (hyponym)carry, generalise, generalize, podcast, popularise, popularize, run, sow, vulgarise, vulgarize


Causecirculate, go around, spread


Verb groupcirculate, go around, spread

7. propagate (body) cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)process, treat


Narrower (hyponym)inoculate


Causepropagate


Domain categoryflora, plant, plant life

8. propagate (body) multiply sexually or asexually


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)multiply, procreate, reproduce


Narrower (hyponym)vegetate


Domain categorybiological science, biology









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