Propagate vs Disseminate - What's the difference?

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Propagate is a synonym of disseminate.


As verbs the difference between propagate and disseminate

is that propagate is to cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; -- applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree while disseminate is to sow and scatter principles, ideas, opinions, and errors for growth and propagation, such as seed.

propagate

English

Verb

  • To cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; -- applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree.
  • To cause to spread to extend; to impel or continue forward in space; as, to propagate sound or light.
  • To spread from person to person; to extend the knowledge of; to originate and spread; to carry from place to place; to disseminate
  • * Daniel Defoe
  • The infection was propagated insensibly.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 19 , author=Kerry Brown , title=Kim Jong-il obituary , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=The DPRK propagated an extraordinary tale of his birth occurring on Mount Baekdu, one of Korea's most revered sites, being accompanied by shooting stars in the sky. It is more likely that he was born in a small village in the USSR, while his father was serving as a Soviet-backed general during the second world war.}}
  • (obsolete) To multiply; to increase.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast, / Which thou wilt propagate .
  • To generate; to produce.
  • * De Quincey
  • Motion propagated motion, and life threw off life.
  • To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by generation, or by new shoots or plants; as, rabbits propagate rapidly.
  • (computing) To take effect on all relevant devices in a network.
  • It takes 24 hours for password changes to propagate throughout the system.
  • (computing) To cause to take effect on all relevant devices in a network.
  • The server propagates the password file at midnight each day.

    Derived terms

    * propagation * propagator

    References

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    disseminate

    English

    Verb

    (disseminat)
  • To sow and scatter principles, ideas, opinions, and errors for growth and propagation, such as seed
  • To become scattered.
  • The values of the human rights movement have disseminated throughout the world.

    Synonyms

    * spread * circulate * propagate

    Coordinate terms

    * promulgate

    Derived terms

    * dissemination