Definition of propagandize in US English:

propagandize

(British propagandise)

verb

[no object]derogatory
  • 1Promote or publicize a particular cause, organization, or view, especially in a biased or misleading way.

    ‘abolitionist leaders had not specifically propagandized for emancipation’
    • ‘In other words, ‘a great speech’ is one that successfully manipulates or propagandizes to promote certain causes.’
    • ‘It is constantly propagandizing on its own behalf, trying to cover things up, or reinterpret them or deny them, so that it can continue to remain central.’
    • ‘They are arguing and propagandising around their own point of view.’
    • ‘Scott is not simply telling a story, he is propagandising for a particular political position.’
    • ‘We don't bring up to these issues to provoke people to throw a massive revolt or to propagandise political left views.’
    • ‘She also has propagandized political, feminist views and lifestyle.’
    • ‘While displaying nostalgia for a vanishing rural and small-town America, their work also adeptly propagandized for the New Deal.’
    • ‘Whether it was a grandchild, niece, nephew or child, nearly everyone in America would have a personal stake to think about when the country was being rallied or propagandized for war.’
    • ‘Moore's type of propaganda is far, far easier to resist, because it is immediately and constantly apparent that he is propagandizing.’
    • ‘She declined - at least in part because she was already propagandising expertly for her own causes.’
    advocate, champion, support, promote, publicize, propagate, promulgate, campaign for, proclaim, preach
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    1. 1.1with object Attempt to influence (someone) with propaganda.
      ‘people who have to be emotionalized and propagandized by logical arguments’
      • ‘At the elite private or public high schools they attend, and even more at their colleges and universities, they are propagandized about the evils of capitalism and globalization, and the virtues of environmentalism and pacifism.’
      • ‘I see the center as part of an incremental series of intricate moves toward justice; those who disagree with my premises see it as an attempt to propagandize women into a utopian, unrealistic mindset.’
      • ‘I've always warned my husband that I intend to propagandize our kids to give their country at least one hitch.’
      • ‘I also must report that I've visited France and no doubt succumbed to certain attempts to propagandize me.’
      • ‘It is as wrong to propagandize the masses to an ideological end as it is to exploit felt wants only for gain.’
      • ‘When we propagandize him, we cannot talk about this side of him.’
      • ‘As a result, we as a people have been propagandized and dumbed down to the point where we are unable to recognize evil where it exists.’
      • ‘For political reasons, at a moment when Americans had been propagandized into thinking of the atomic bomb as their best defense, this was the deepest secret of the time.’
      • ‘Fear of being propagandized does not similarly trouble Arab students.’
      • ‘Each caste was propagandized to think of themselves as the lucky ones.’
      persuade, convince, brainwash, indoctrinate, proselytize
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Pronunciation

propagandize

/ˌpräpəˈɡanˌdīz//ˌprɑpəˈɡænˌdaɪz/