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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 current constitution was promulgated in 1987 under Cory Aquino after the People Power revolution.
Speaking of divulgence, finally our mystic community no longer has to venture forth under the emblem promulgated by the downtown Mobile YMCA.
The advance notice gave the Fermis time to prepare their escape, urgent because Laura was Jewish and Mussolini was promulgating increasingly harsh anti-Semitic laws.
Connecticut’s Federalist leaders were well-connected to influential newspapers, printers, and booksellers, and were able to promulgate a vision of an America where agriculture would flourish with the help of commerce—rather than in opposition to it.
Dead promulgated a far simpler plotline: Stay together and don’t get bitten.
Yet the ideals of horsemanship the Pony Club promulgated were both democratic and pragmatic, the overarching principle being that everything begins with the horse.
In addition, Dodd-Frank Act requires financial regulators to promulgate standards for assessing diversity among regulated financial institutions.
More fundamentally, awarding the prizes to only three scientists promulgates a vision of science as an individual enterprise.
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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
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