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Sep 11, 2014
This week's theme
Verbs

This week's words
disaffect
vouchsafe
disabuse
promulgate
dissuade

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promulgate

PRONUNCIATION:
(PROM-uhl-gayt, pro-MUHL-)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To make a law, rule, etc. known by public declaration.
2. To make publicly known an idea, belief, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin promulgare (to make known), from pro- (forward) + mulgere (to milk, to cause to come out). Earliest documented use: 1526.

USAGE:
"In recent years the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] has also promulgated rules limiting the release of mercury and other toxins from power plants."
Appalachian Fall; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 28, 2013.

See more usage examples of promulgate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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