Essential Meaning of propagate
1 formal : to make (something, such as an idea or belief) known to many people The group propagates [=promotes] its antigovernment doctrine on the Web.
2 technical : to produce (a new plant) We are discovering new ways to propagate plants without seeds. He propagated the apple tree by grafting. The plants failed to propagate.
Full Definition of propagate
1 : to cause to continue or increase by sexual or asexual reproduction
2 : to pass along to offspring
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