|1.||[ verb ] cause (plants) to propagate, as by grafting or layering|
|Related terms:||process inoculate plant propagator|
|2.||[ verb ] cause to become widely known|
|Synonyms:||disseminate spread circulate distribute diffuse pass_around disperse broadcast circularise circularize|
"spread information" "circulate a rumor" "broadcast the news"
|Related terms:||publicize canvass carry sow popularize bandy_about go_around broadcast dissemination broadcast propagation scatter dispersion dissemination circular spread circulation propagator go_around|
|3.||[ verb ] transmit or cause to broaden or spread|
"This great civilization was propagated throughout the land"
|Related terms:||spread propagation|
|4.||[ verb ] (physics) transmit, as in physics|
"propagate sound or light through air, for example"
|5.||[ verb ] travel through the air|
"sound and light propagate in this medium"
|Related terms:||travel propagation|
|6.||[ verb ] transmit from one generation to the next|
"propagate these characteristics"
|Related terms:||pass_on generation|
|7.||[ verb ] become distributed or widespread|
"the infection spread" "Optimism spread among the population"
|Related terms:||move catch spread|
|8.||[ verb ] (biology) multiply sexually or asexually, in biology|
|Related terms:||reproduce vegetate biology|