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[prop-uh-gan-dahyz] /ˌprɒp əˈgæn daɪz/
verb (used with object), propagandized, propagandizing.
to propagate or publicize (principles, dogma, etc.) by means of propaganda.
to subject to propaganda:
to propagandize enemy countries.
verb (used without object), propagandized, propagandizing.
to carry on or disseminate propaganda.
Origin of propagandize
1835-45; propagand(a) + -ize Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for propagandize
  • Over and over our so called leader live in either denial or want to propagandize its citizens.
  • The author is not propagandize science, he is playing politics.
  • So its not surprising that they should cheat, propagandize and outright lie to accomplish their goals.
  • The acolytes of the market will propagandize it as the best of progress.
  • To propagandize lies and distortions successfully to a citizenry does not validate the lies and distortions.
  • They have entered the building to propagandize, confront, or agitate the building's occupants.
  • For example, a survey about how to communicate better could be seen as how to propagandize.
  • The media in particular, especially in the early stages, propagandize in favor of war.
  • The emphasis in that case was not to propagandize, but to really project an accurate picture.
British Dictionary definitions for propagandize


(transitive) to spread by propaganda
(transitive) to subject to propaganda
(intransitive) to spread or organize propaganda
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for propagandize

1841, from propaganda + -ize. Related: Propagandized; propagandizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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