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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb promulgate:


Definition of the verb promulgate

What does promulgate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: promulgated | promulgating | promulgates

  1. state or announce
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of promulgate: exclaim / proclaim
    • more generic word: declare = state emphatically and authoritatively
    • more specific words:
      • declare = proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against
      • trumpet = proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet
      • clarion = proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion
  2. put a law into effect by formal declaration
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: announce / declare = announce publicly or officially

Definition of the verb promulgate for high school students

    to proclaim, make known
    • example: The film professor promulgated that both in terms of sex appeal and political intrigue, Sean Connery's James Bond was superior to Roger Moore's.

The verb promulgate is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for promulgate

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Google previewVocabulary Dictionary and Workbook (2006)

2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips

promulgate (PROM-әl-gāt) vb. To promulgate something (a law or policy, for example) is to openly announce it and put it into effect. In 1947 President Harry Truman promulgated a program that barred Communists (or people who associated ...

Google previewOxford American Large Print Dictionary (2008)

by Oxford University Press

promulgate. 978.

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

promulgate, a word perhaps too well liked by lawyers, means (1) "to make known by public declaration"; or (2) "to disseminate (some creed or belief), or to proclaim (some law, decree, or tidings)" (OED). E.g., (Sense 2) "It is ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language, Pronouncing, Etymological, and Explanatory... (1895)

by James Stormonth

promulgate 791 propose 793 see propel], the act of propelling or driving. dilatory; ready; told down, as prompt payment; unobstructed : v. to incite to action or exertion; to assist a speaker when forgetful or at a loss for words; to help at a loss; ...

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Promulgate Meaning

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Scrabble value of P3R1O1M3U1L1G2A1T1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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