The parents promulgate the lessons in the Bible to their children by reading together.
- An example of promulgate is for a parent to teach all of his religious and cultural customs to his child.
- An example of promulgate is for a public announcement to be made telling the community that drunk driving test spots will be set up around the city on July 4th.
transitive verb-·gat·ed, -·gat·ing
- to publish or make known officially (a decree, church dogma, etc.)
- to make known the terms of (a new or proposed law or statute)
- to put (a law) into effect by publishing its terms
- to make widespread: to promulgate learning and culture
Origin of promulgatefrom Classical Latin promulgatus, past participle of promulgare, to publish from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
transitive verbprom·ul·gat·ed, prom·ul·gat·ing, prom·ul·gates
- To make known to the public; popularize or advocate: “Franklin … first promulgated the idea of free public libraries” ( Elaine Wagner )
- To put (a law, for example) into effect by formal public announcement.
Origin of promulgateLatin prōmulgāre prōmulgāt-
(third-person singular simple present promulgates, present participle promulgating, simple past and past participle promulgated)