promulgate


pro·mul·gate

verb \ˈprä-məl-ˌgāt; prō-ˈməl-, prə-ˈ, ˈprō-(ˌ)\

: to make (an idea, belief, etc.) known to many people

: to make (a new law) known officially and publicly

pro·mul·gat·edpro·mul·gat·ing

Full Definition of PROMULGATE

transitive verb
1
:  to make (as a doctrine) known by open declaration :  proclaim
2
a :  to make known or public the terms of (a proposed law)
b :  to put (a law) into action or force
pro·mul·ga·tion \ˌprä-məl-ˈgā-shən; ˌprō-(ˌ)məl-, (ˌ)prō-ˌ\ noun
pro·mul·ga·tor \ˈprä-məl-ˌgā-tər; prō-ˈməl-, prə-ˈ, ˈprō-(ˌ)\ noun

Examples of PROMULGATE

  1. Her ideas have been widely promulgated on the Internet.
  2. The law was promulgated in April 1988.

Origin of PROMULGATE

Latin promulgatus, past participle of promulgare, from pro- forward + -mulgare (probably akin to mulgēre to milk, extract) — more at emulsion
First Known Use: 1530

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