promulgate
Announce An*nounce", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Announced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Announcing}.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L. annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius messenger, bearer of news. See {Nuncio}, and cf. {Annunciate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim. [1913 Webster]

Her [Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts. --Gilpin. [1913 Webster]

2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence. [1913 Webster]

Publish laws, announce Or life or death. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare; promulgate.

Usage: To {Publish}, {Announce}, {Proclaim}, {Promulgate}. We {publish} what we give openly to the world, either by oral communication or by means of the press; as, to publish abroad the faults of our neighbors. We {announce} what we declare by anticipation, or make known for the first time; as, to {announce} the speedy publication of a book; to {announce} the approach or arrival of a distinguished personage. We {proclaim} anything to which we give the widest publicity; as, to {proclaim} the news of victory. We {promulgate} when we proclaim more widely what has before been known by some; as, to {promulgate} the gospel. [1913 Webster]


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  • promulgate — prom·ul·gate / prä məl ˌgāt, prō məl / vt gat·ed, gat·ing 1: to make known or public 2: to put (as a regulation) into effect prom·ul·ga·tion /ˌprä məl gā shən, ˌprō ˌməl / n prom·ul·ga·tor / prä məl ˌgā tər, prō məl / …   Law dictionary

  • Promulgate — Pro*mul gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Promulgated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Promulgating}.] [L. promulgatus, p. p. of promulgare to promulgate; of unknown origin. Cf. {Promulge}.] To make known by open declaration, as laws, decrees, or tidings; to publish; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • promulgate — [präm′əl gāt΄, prō mul′gāt΄] vt. promulgated, promulgating [< L promulgatus, pp. of promulgare, to publish < ?] 1. to publish or make known officially (a decree, church dogma, etc.) 2. a) to make known the terms of (a new or proposed law or …   English World dictionary

  • promulgate — 1520s, from L. promulgatus, pp. of promulgare make publicly known, perhaps from provulgare, from pro forth (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + vulgare make public, publish. Or the second element may be from mulgere to milk, used metaphorically for cause to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • promulgate — proclaim, announce, *declare, publish, advertise, broadcast Analogous words: *reveal, disclose, divulge, discover: profess, affirm, aver, avow, avouch (see ASSERT): Communicate, impart …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • promulgate — [v] make known advertise, announce, annunciate, broadcast, call, circulate, communicate, declare, decree, disseminate, drum, issue, make public, notify, pass the word*, proclaim, promote, publish, sound, spread, toot, trumpet; concept 60 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • promulgate — ► VERB 1) promote or make widely known. 2) put (a law or decree) into effect by official proclamation. DERIVATIVES promulgation noun promulgator noun. ORIGIN Latin promulgare expose to public view , from mulgere cause to come forth (literally to… …   English terms dictionary

  • promulgate — Announce An*nounce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Announced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Announcing}.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L. annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius messenger, bearer of news. See {Nuncio}, and cf. {Annunciate}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • promulgate — [16] Promulgate owes its existence to an analogy drawn by the Romans between ‘milking’ and ‘bringing out into the light of day’. The Latin verb for ‘milk’ was mulgēre (source of English emulsion). It was used metaphorically for ‘cause to emerge’ …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • promulgate — [[t]prɒ̱m(ə)lgeɪt[/t]] promulgates, promulgating, promulgated 1) VERB If people promulgate a new law or a new idea, they make it widely known. [FORMAL] [V n] The oil and shipping industries undertook to promulgate a voluntary code. 2) VERB: usu… …   English dictionary

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