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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prop·a·gate /ˈprɑpəˌget/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 prop·a·gate /ˈprɑpəˌget/ 動詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prop·a·gate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Propagated p. pr. & vb. n. Propagating.]
 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.
    The infection was propagated insensibly.   --De Foe.
 4. To multiply; to increase. [Obs.]
 Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast,
 Which thou wilt propagate.   --Shak.
 5. To generate; to produce.
    Motion propagated motion, and life threw off life.   --De Quincey.
 Syn: -- To multiply; continue; increase; spread; diffuse; disseminate; promote.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prop·a·gate, v. i. To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by generation, or by new shoots or plants; as, rabbits propagate rapidly.
 No need that thou
 Should'st propagate, already infinite.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: transmit from one generation to the next; "propagate these
      2: travel through the air; "sound and light propagate in this
      3: transmit; "propagate sound or light through air"
      4: become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread";
         "Optimism spread among the population" [syn: spread]
      5: transmit or cause to broaden or spread; "This great
         civilization was propagated throughout the land"
      6: cause to become widely known; "spread information";
         "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news" [syn: circulate,
          circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate,
          broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass
      7: cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering
      8: multiply sexually or asexually