Associations to the word «Propagate»


PROPAGATE, verb. (transitive) To cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; -- applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree.
PROPAGATE, verb. (transitive) To cause to spread to extend; to impel or continue forward in space; as, to propagate sound or light.
PROPAGATE, verb. (transitive) To spread from person to person; to extend the knowledge of; to originate and spread; to carry from place to place; to disseminate
PROPAGATE, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To multiply; to increase.
PROPAGATE, verb. (transitive) To generate; to produce.
PROPAGATE, verb. (intransitive) To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by generation, or by new shoots or plants; as, rabbits propagate rapidly.
PROPAGATE, verb. (intransitive) (computing) To take effect on all relevant devices in a network.
PROPAGATE, verb. (transitive) (computing) To cause to take effect on all relevant devices in a network.

Dictionary definition

PROPAGATE, verb. Transmit from one generation to the next; "propagate these characteristics".
PROPAGATE, verb. Travel through the air; "sound and light propagate in this medium".
PROPAGATE, verb. Transmit; "propagate sound or light through air".
PROPAGATE, verb. Become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population".
PROPAGATE, verb. Transmit or cause to broaden or spread; "This great civilization was propagated throughout the land".
PROPAGATE, verb. Cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news".
PROPAGATE, verb. Cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering.
PROPAGATE, verb. Multiply sexually or asexually.

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.