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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROPAGATES

Man's body also grows, is nourished and propagates its kind as do plants.

Nothing,—not a grain of dust; but it matters much what are the sentiments he propagates.

At least the writer knows of no one who propagates them in America.

It propagates by minute zoospores, by large quiescent spores, or by large active spores clothed with cilia.

Man selects and propagates modifications solely for his own use or fancy, and not for the creature's own good.

It is not only by the rejection of particular doctrines that the Church of England propagates unbelief.

Greece, artistic before becoming a trader, propagates by her colonies her mind and her ideas.

Redwood has an advantage over nearly all other needle-leaf trees in that it propagates by both seeds and sprouts.

Let us add that thought, too, propagates itself throughout mankind, in like manner with the germ plasm.

It spreads and grows, and propagates itself, and works underground through and through the whole mass.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "to cause to multiply," from Latin propagatus, past participle of propagare "to set forward, extend, procreate" (see propagation). Intransitive sense "reproduce one's kind" is from c.1600. Related: Propagated; propagating.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.