Synonyms & Antonyms of propagate

1 to bring forth offspring
  • the dams along the river are interfering with the salmon's ability to propagate

Synonyms for propagate

Words Related to propagate

2 to cause to be known over a considerable area or by many people
  • the various ways in which churches can propagate the faith

Synonyms for propagate

Words Related to propagate

Near Antonyms for propagate

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about propagate

Time Traveler for propagate

Time Traveler

The first known use of propagate was in 1535

See more words from the same year

Listen to Our Podcast about propagate

Cite this Entry

“Propagate.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on propagate

Dictionary: Definition of propagate

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with propagate

Medical Dictionary: Definition of propagate

Spanish Central: Translation of propagate

Nglish: Translation of propagate for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of propagate for Arabic Speakers

Comments on propagate

What made you want to look up propagate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!