The Daily Beast presents seven more crazy ideas about rape that have been propagated by politicians and frat boys over the years.
The Pill, the welfare check, the Earned Income Tax Credit—all the work of Satan, propagated by the party of Satan.
Spread happens easily, however, and epidemics are propagated when the third form of plague occurs: pneumonia plague.
1560s, "to cause to multiply," from Latin propagatus, past participle of propagare "to set forward, extend, procreate" (see propagation). Intransitive sense "reproduce one's kind" is from c.1600. Related: Propagated; propagating.
propagate prop·a·gate (prŏp'ə-gāt')
v. prop·a·gat·ed, prop·a·gat·ing, prop·a·gates
To cause an organism to multiply or breed.
To breed offspring.
To transmit characteristics from one generation to another.
To cause to move in some direction or through a medium, such as a wave or a nerve impulse.