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propagate

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propagateprop‧a‧gate /ˈprɒpəɡeɪt $ ˈprɑː-/ verb formal 🔊 🔊 1 [transitive]TELL formal to spread an idea, belief etc to many people 🔊 The group launched a website to propagate its ideas.2 [intransitive, transitive]TACDLG if you propagate plants, or if they propagate, they start to grow from a parent plant to produce new plants 🔊 Propagate your plants in fresh soil.3 [transitive]HB if an animal, insect etc propagates itself or is propagated, it increases in number syn reproducepropagation /ˌprɒpəˈɡeɪʃən $ ˌprɑː-/ noun [uncountable]
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propagateThe law denied to the state the right to propagate atheism or otherwise to interfere in religious affairs.The vines are propagated by cuttings.The plant is propagated by dividing older tufts or by spores; growth is very slow.The belief that the king was a living god was propagated early in the 18th century.Rasberries can be propagated in two different ways.In nature plants of this genus are propagated mainly from the seeds.Homer should have been flogged for propagating rubbish.If this is the case, then the task of propagating the ideal of legality is not a specifically legal one.Further, deep-water surface waves propagate with almost no frictional loss of energy.
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Verb table
propagate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypropagate
he, she, itpropagates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypropagated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave propagated
he, she, ithas propagated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad propagated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill propagate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have propagated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam propagating
he, she, itis propagating
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you, we, theyare propagating
Past
I, he, she, itwas propagating
you, we, theywere propagating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been propagating
he, she, ithas been propagating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been propagating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be propagating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been propagating
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