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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
It was first promulgated in recognition of the state’s pioneering auto-emissions regulations (in response to the state’s famously horrific smog problem), even before 1970.
Kenya's progressive new constitution promulgated in 2010 guarantees all Kenyans the rights to privacy, equality, dignity and non-discrimination; yet LGBT people in Kenya face discrimination and violence, according to the Human Rights Watch.
Remarkably, a leader in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican body responsible for repressing heresy and promulgating correct doctrine, initiated a cordial exchange of views with her.
Many of the accountability measures at issue target for-profit colleges, which have complained of being singled out in rules promulgated by Democrats.
This week's announcement comes just a week after the Trump Administration's DOI proposed a rollback of rules promulgated after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010.
Its rigid grid system, featuring a large central plaza and blocks arrayed around it, became the model for the cuadrícula española, or Spanish grid, that would be promulgated up and down the Americas.
But in the early 2000s, emerging companies promulgated a new way of getting hooked on nicotine: electronic cigarettes, more commonly known as e-cigarettes.
If lessons from those countries that have turned the tide were promulgated a lot of good could be done.
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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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