Definition of promulgate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    promulgate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈprɒmlɡeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːmlɡeɪt//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they promulgate
    BrE BrE//ˈprɒmlɡeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːmlɡeɪt//
     
    he / she / it promulgates
    BrE BrE//ˈprɒmlɡeɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːmlɡeɪts//
     
    past simple promulgated
    BrE BrE//ˈprɒmlɡeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːmlɡeɪtɪd//
     
    past participle promulgated
    BrE BrE//ˈprɒmlɡeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːmlɡeɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form promulgating
    BrE BrE//ˈprɒmlɡeɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːmlɡeɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[usually passive] promulgate something to spread an idea, a belief, etc. among many people
  2. 2promulgate something to announce a new law or system officially or publicly The new constitution was promulgated in 2006.
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (earlier (late 15th cent.) 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’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: promulgate