Propagate vs Disseminate - What's the difference?
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.
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.
, date=December 19
, author=Kerry Brown
, title=Kim Jong-il obituary
, work=The Guardian
, 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.
To generate; to produce.
* De Quincey
- Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast, / Which thou wilt propagate .
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.
- Motion propagated motion, and life threw off life.
(computing) To cause to take effect on all relevant devices in a network.
- It takes 24 hours for password changes to propagate throughout the system.
- The server propagates the password file at midnight each day.
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.