|Origin:||Congregatio de propaganda fide 'Congregation for propagating the faith', Roman Catholic organization set up in 1622|
information which is false or which emphasizes just one part of a situation, used by a government or political group to make people agree with them:
the spreading of political propaganda
propaganda exercise/campaign (=something done to show one political opinion)
They have mounted a propaganda campaign against Western governments.
the government propaganda machine (=people who produce propaganda)
—propagandize also -ise British English verb [intransitive and transitive]
—propagandist noun [countable]