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Definition of "promulgate" [pro•mul•gate]

  • To make known (a decree, for example) by public declaration; announce officially. See Synonyms at announce. (verb-transitive)
  • To put (a law) into effect by formal public announcement. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "promulgate" in a sentence
  • "Their first step was a high-handed approach to the agents, insisting they could simply "promulgate" SAG's authority over all actor's contracts and take legal action if the ATA, the agents 'organization, didn't toe the line."
  • "A babble of disgust rose from the Labour benches who were even unimpressed by the fact that Brian managed to use the word "promulgate" in mid-insult."
  • "During an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News which aired Sunday September 7, 2009, Barack Obama bemoaned what he claimed were insidious Republican attempts to "promulgate," falsely, his "Muslim connections.""