Definition of propagand in English:

propagand

verb

  • 1no object To disseminate propaganda. Also with object: to promote (beliefs, policies, etc.).

  • 2with object To subject (a person) to propaganda; to persuade or influence by or as if by propaganda.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Whig Review. From propagand-. Compare French propagander (transitive) to make propaganda for, to promote (beliefs, policies, etc.), (intransitive) to disseminate propaganda.

Pronunciation

propagand

/ˌprɒpəˈɡand/