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verb     propagate pronunciation in British English
/ˈprɒpəɡeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypropagate
he/she/itpropagates
present participlepropagating
past tensepropagated
past participlepropagated
  1. 1
    [transitive] to spread ideas, beliefs etc to a lot of people

    This was an idea first propagated by Marx.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to grow new plants from seeds or from pieces cut from an existing plant, or to make a plant produce more plants
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  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] if an animal, cell etc propagates it increases in number by reproduction

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     propagation pronunciation in British English
/ˌprɒpəˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
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