Definition of promulgate in English:



  • 1 Promote or make widely known (an idea or cause)

    ‘these objectives have to be promulgated within the organization’
    • ‘These ideas are widely promulgated in the academic/scholastic/public sectors.’
    • ‘I am now delighted to promulgate a complete fallacy, literally promoted by many international schools around the world.’
    • ‘Further, changes that have been promulgated to promote clarity may be incompatible with the very nature of doxology.’
    • ‘Guidelines for anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation based on absolute risk or clinical criteria have been widely promulgated.’
    • ‘Patterns revealed by more exigent and widely promulgated research in other countries probably exist here.’
    • ‘A law intended to guard against the spreading of false stories actually forced the national broadcaster to promulgate a lie.’
    • ‘While there are certainly a lot of silly stereotypes being promulgated on both sides, the silent ban on expression is perhaps even more damaging.’
    • ‘The seminar also promulgates the idea of virtuous circles of economic growth, where migrants send money back home, creating more circles.’
    • ‘Their money is now being spent to promulgate ideas they abhor to their own children.’
    • ‘There is a communication issue here, though, in trying to promulgate these messages in a meaningful way to your team leaders who are at front end of the business.’
    • ‘To be fair, Howe promulgated the idea of a Mother's Day in the aftermath of the American Civil War as, she intended, a contribution to peace.’
    • ‘The documents in question promulgate the idea that no students' rights exist which trump the ‘feelings’ of others.’
    • ‘Recent messages and articles have promulgated a belief that I work for the Associated Press.’
    • ‘They are indeed good opinions, and they must be promulgated by the education group if it is to have any credibility.’
    • ‘She knows some people will think her a spoilsport for promulgating these ideas, especially in Australia where ‘an English garden’ with borders and lawns is still the gardening aspiration of many.’
    • ‘Once the idea was promulgated, it was accepted as fact.’
    • ‘The perception of plants as unimportant is the antithesis of the idea we should be promulgating, which is developing an appreciation of our dependence on plants for food, shelter, and medicine.’
    • ‘It's in their interests, the pharmaceutical industry, to promulgate that sort of idea on the public.’
    • ‘Beginning in the mid-1940s, British astronomer Fred Hoyle was the dominant figure promulgating this idea.’
    make known, make public, publicize, spread, communicate, propagate, disseminate, circulate, broadcast, promote, announce, proclaim
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    1. 1.1Put (a law or decree) into effect by official proclamation.
      ‘in January 1852 the new Constitution was promulgated’
      • ‘The Prince of Monaco was an absolute ruler until a constitution was promulgated in 1911.’
      • ‘The surcharge was imposed under the country's emergency regulations promulgated in May.’
      • ‘A new constitution was promulgated restoring constitutional monarchy.’
      • ‘The Secretary shall promulgate such regulations as are necessary to carry out this Act.’
      • ‘Additionally, the secretary of state may promulgate regulations interpreting ambiguous provisions of the act.’
      • ‘Prior to the operation, the government promulgated a special ordinance to speed up legal proceedings.’
      • ‘After a subsequent period of political and economic instability a far more democratically reformist constitution was promulgated in late 1997.’
      • ‘There were only 13 states in the US when it promulgated its Constitution.’
      • ‘They petitioned the king to promulgate the decree at once, without amendments.’
      • ‘Pro-independence groups will request the new president in 2008 to promulgate the new constitution.’
      • ‘Tunisia had promulgated a constitution in 1860, setting up a Supreme Council purporting to limit the powers of the monarchy.’
      • ‘In 1987 and 1993, the National Cholesterol Education Program promulgated guidelines for cholesterol screening and treatment.’
      • ‘A long series of negotiations ensued, resulting in a new constitution promulgated into law in December 1993.’
      • ‘Science standards promulgated by a national body and adopted by state education authorities do not ensure excellence and equity.’
      • ‘On May 4, the government promulgated draconian security measures to cope with the crisis.’
      • ‘Each party would be responsible for their assets' legality if the law is promulgated.’
      • ‘Alabama state law allows licensure agencies to adopt and promulgate rules governing professional practices.’
      • ‘Medical findings regarding treatment, disability and work restrictions must now follow strict guidelines promulgated by the American Medical Association.’
      • ‘First, in 1983, a revision of the Catholic Church's Code of Canon Law was officially promulgated.’
      • ‘Election officials are now promulgating administrative rules and procedures for Election Day and post-Election Day certification.’
      put into effect, enact, implement, enforce, pass
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Mid 16th century (earlier ( late 15th century) as promulgation): from Latin promulgat- exposed to public view, from the verb promulgare, from pro- out, publicly + mulgere cause to come forth (literally to milk).