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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 governing document, promulgated in 2014 during a time that security-minded state institutions were reestablishing their hold on the country, preserves only a few of the reformers’ ideas.
Battle is conducted more often through competing legal systems than through violence, with each government trying to assert its authority by promulgating rules and regulations.
Trump’s tirade is a direct assault on the idea, frequently promulgated by Obama, that protest is patriotic.
Among other things, Castellanos was said to have used the kites to promulgate rules—reglas—as to how the gang should behave.
The group argued that the matter should have been decided by the General Assembly — an argument akin to the one President Donald Trump has made about several executive orders promulgated by Obama.
After all, Mattis likely understands much better than the president the dangers of promulgating a foreign policy doctrine 140 shouty characters at a time.
The official statutes of the party, promulgated on Aug. 4, 1937, structured a completely authoritarian and hierarchical system.
These monuments promulgate the idea that the Confederate cause united both races against invading Yankee hordes.
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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
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