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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
Agencies should regulate industry by issuing a proposed rule, seeking comments, and then promulgating a final rule that reflects stakeholders’ input and applies clearly and across the board.
Documentation is a serious threat to a regime that thrives on promulgating false narratives.
These plans were promulgated and reviewed by school administrators; the police and fire departments; parent, teacher and non-teacher employee representatives; and others.
Apparently that stretch of futility is not only acceptable to the denizens of 1 Paul Brown Stadium but promulgated.
On Doyle’s death in 2010, that assertion was promulgated even more widely through obituaries, including one in The New York Times.
In bringing together this cast and outfitting them in African attire, Black Panther promulgates the idea of pan-Africanism—simultaneously representing the diversity of Africa and honoring what brings it together.
These rules are promulgated in the name of consumer protection.
Simon Tuma-Waku, vice president of Congo’s chamber of mines, said the business federation would react after Kabila promulgates the law.
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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.
beat the drum (for or about), run with;
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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