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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
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  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
    The plant is readily propagated from leaf cuttings.
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 propagate pronunciation in British English /ˌprɒpəˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

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