Promulgate definition

prŏməl-gāt, prō-mŭlgāt
To make known to the public; popularize or advocate.
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To put (a law, for example) into effect by formal public announcement.
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To publish or make known officially (a decree, church dogma, etc.)
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Promulgate is to make known, to teach or to put into effect.

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.

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To make known the terms of (a new or proposed law or statute)
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To put (a law) into effect by publishing its terms.
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To put into effect as a regulation.
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To make widespread.

To promulgate learning and culture.

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To make known or public.
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Origin of promulgate

  • Latin prōmulgāre prōmulgāt-

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin promulgatus, past participle of promulgō (“I make known, publish"), either from provulgō (“I make known, publish"), from pro (“forth") + vulgō (“I publish") or mulgeō (“I milk"), latter used in metaphorical sense of “to bring forth". Compare promulge.

    From Wiktionary