propagar
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propagar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to divulge)
a. to spread
Alguien propagó el rumor en la oficina de que Andrea y yo estamos saliendo.Somebody spread the rumor in the office that Andrea and I are dating.
b. to propagate
Hitler propagó el mito de la superioridad racial.Hitler propagated the myth of racial superiority.
c. to disseminate
El espía propagó información falsa en la agencia de inteligencia.The spy disseminated false information in the intelligence agency.
2. (to scatter)
a. to spread
El viento propagó los flósculos del diente de león por todos partes y las malas hierbas retoñaron por todo el jardín.The wind spread the dandelion florets everywhere and weeds sprouted all over the garden.
3. (to reproduce)
a. to propagate
Los científicos quieren propagar la nueva especie de flor que crearon.The scientists want to propagate the new species of flower they created.
4. (physics)
a. to propagate
Aunque tienden a absorber más ruido, los objetos sólidos también propagan las ondas de sonido.Although they tend to absorb more sound, solid objects can also propagate sound waves.
propagarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to multiply)
a. to propagate
La epidemia se propagó por medio de agua contaminada.The epidemic propagated via contaminated water.
b. to spread
El fuego se propagó rápidamente a la casa del vecino.The fire spread quickly to the neighbor's house.
c. to disseminate
La cultura del Imperio romano se propagó por toda Europa.The culture of the Roman Empire disseminated throughout Europe.
6. (to reproduce)
a. to propagate
La especie no se propagó debido a las condiciones adversas del desierto.The species couldn't propagate due to the adverse conditions in the desert.
7. (to divulge)
a. to spread
¿Cómo sabes que estoy embarazada? - Sabes bien que los rumores se propagan rápido.How do you know I'm pregnant? - You know that rumors spread fast.
8. (physics)
a. to propagate
Porque las partículas están tan cercas, el sonido se propaga más rápido en el agua que por el aire.Because the particles are so close together, sound propagates faster in water than through air.
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propagar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (extender)
a. to spread
2. (especies)
a. to propagate
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (extenderse)
a. to spread
4. (especies, ondas)
a. to propagate
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propagar
transitive verb
1 (extender) [+ideas] to spread; disseminate; [+rumor, enfermedad, fuego] spread
2 (Biología) to propagate
pronominal verb
propagarse
1 [+ideas, rumores, enfermedad, incendio] to spread
2 (Biología) to propagate
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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