Synonyms of propagate
1 spreadDictionary • They propagated subversive political doctrines.
spread • Someone has been spreading rumours about us.
publish • The paper did not publish his name for legal reasons.
broadcast • Don't broadcast your business outside the family.
proclaim • He continues to proclaim his innocence.
transmit • mosquitoes that transmit disease to humans
circulate • Public employees are circulating a petition calling for his reinstatement.
diffuse • Our aim is to diffuse new ideas obtained from elsewhere.
publicize • He never publicized his plans.
disseminate • It took years to disseminate information about Aids.
promulgate • Such behaviour promulgates a negative image of the British.
, cover up
, hush up
, keep under wraps
2 produceDictionary • The easiest way to propagate a vine is to take cuttings.
produce • The drug is known to produce side-effects.
generate • The minister said the reforms would generate new jobs.
engender • Insults engender hatred against those who indulge in them.
3 reproduceDictionary • Tomatoes rot in order to transmit their seed and propagate the species.
reproduce • Women are defined by their ability to reproduce.
breed • Frogs will usually breed in any convenient pond.
multiply • These creatures can multiply quickly.
proliferate • the free Internet services that are proliferating across the world
beget • He wanted to beget an heir.
procreate (formal) • Most people feel a biological need to procreate.
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begetWhen a man begets a child, he becomes the father of that child.
• He wanted to beget an heir.
breedWhen animals breed, they have babies.
• Frogs will usually breed in any convenient pond.
bring forth young,
bring forth young,
• Don't broadcast your business outside the family.
Thesaurus for propagate from the Collins English Thesaurus