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Examples of promulgate in a Sentence
Her ideas have been widely promulgated on the Internet.
The law was promulgated in April 1988.
Recent Examples of promulgate from the Web
The league has promulgated rules that substantially limit how and when teams compete.
These monuments promulgate the idea that the Confederate cause united both races against invading Yankee hordes.
The HOA board has recently promulgated new rules regarding qualifications required for being elected to the board, and only owners who live on-site in the development are allowed to be elected.
If that means death for a baby, so be it: At least the state’s view of the value of life has been promulgated.
For example, a drive promulgating a genetic variant that made mosquitoes unable to host the parasite that causes malaria could be used to help eliminate the disease.
One reason was the rise of new economic theories promulgated by British economist John Maynard Keynes.
The Basic Law, Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, was promulgated in this tense environment in 1990.
Nonprofit consumer and environmental groups as well as 11 states sued the Department of Energy (DOE) today for failing to enact energy efficiency standards (PDF) promulgated by the Obama administration.
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Did You Know?
The origin of promulgate is a bit murky, or perhaps we should say "milky." It comes from Latin promulgatus, which in turn derives from pro-, meaning "forward," and -mulgare, a form that is probably related to the verb mulgēre, meaning "to milk" or "to extract." Mulgēre is an ancestor of the English word emulsion ("mixture of mutually insoluble liquids"), and it is also related to the Old English word that became milk itself. Like its synonyms declare, announce, and proclaim, promulgate means to make known publicly. It particularly implies the proclaiming of a dogma, doctrine, or law.
Synonymsadvertise, annunciate, blare, blaze, blazon, broadcast, declare, enunciate, flash, give out, herald, placard, post, proclaim, announce, publicize, publish, release, sound, trumpet
Related Wordsbark, call (off or out), cry; bill, billboard, bulletin, gazette [chiefly British]; knell, ring, toll; blurb, feature, pitch, plug, promote, puff; disseminate, spread; disclose, divulge, introduce, kithe [chiefly Scottish], manifest, report, reveal, show; advise, apprise, hand down, inform, notify; communicate, impart, intimate
Near Antonymsconceal, hush (up), silence, suppress, withhold; recall, recant, retract, revoke
Synonym Discussion of promulgate
- the referee declared the contest a draw
- announced their engagement at a party
- the president proclaimed a national day of mourning
- promulgated an edict of religious toleration
PROMULGATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of promulgate for English Language Learners
: to make (an idea, belief, etc.) known to many people
: to make (a new law) known officially and publicly
legal Definition of promulgate
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