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Definition of Propagate


  1. 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.
  2. To cause to spread to extend; to impel or continue forward in space; as, to propagate sound or light.
  3. To spread from person to person; to extend the knowledge of; to originate and spread; to carry from place to place; to disseminate; as, to propagate a story or report; to propagate the Christian religion.
  4. To multiply; to increase.
  5. To generate; to produce.
  6. To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by generation, or by new shoots or plants; as, rabbits propagate rapidly.

Propagate Translations

propagate in French is propageons, propagez, propagent
propagate in German is verbreiten
propagate in Italian is procreare
propagate in Latin is propago-are
propagate in Swedish is propagera, fortplanta