promulgate

[prom-uhl-geyt, proh-muhl-geyt]
verb (used with object), promulgated, promulgating.
1.
to make known by open declaration; publish; proclaim formally or put into operation (a law, decree of a court, etc.).
2.
to set forth or teach publicly (a creed, doctrine, etc.).

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin prōmulgātus, past participle of prōmulgāre to promulge; see -ate1

promulgation [prom-uhl-gey-shuhn, proh-muhl-] , noun
promulgator, noun
nonpromulgation, noun
repromulgate, verb (used with object), repromulgated, repromulgating.
repromulgation, noun
unpromulgated, adjective


1. announce, issue, declare. 2. advocate.
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promulgate (ˈprɒməlˌɡeɪt, prəʊˈmʌldʒ)
 
vb
1.  to put into effect (a law, decree, etc), esp by formal proclamation
2.  to announce or declare officially
3.  to make widespread
 
[C16: from Latin prōmulgāre to bring to public knowledge; probably related to provulgāre to publicize, from pro-1 + vulgāre to make common, from vulgus the common people]
 
promul'gation
 
n
 
'promulgator
 
n

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promulgate
1530, from L. promulgatus, pp. of promulgare "make publicly known," perhaps from provulgare, from pro- "forth" + vulgare "make public, publish." Or the second element may be from mulgere "to milk," used metaphorically for "cause to emerge."
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Example sentences
Their answer was to promulgate an alternative vision around which peace- and
  liberty-loving nations could rally.
Wise lawmakers know that it is a mistake to promulgate legislation that is
  impossible to obey.
It's about who can a promulgate vision that captures our imagination, and then
  use ideas from both sides to start down that path.
Employer obligation to promulgate a policy on the misuse of alcohol and use of
  controlled substances.
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