Definition of propaganda in English:

propaganda

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noun

  • 1Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

    ‘he was charged with distributing enemy propaganda’
    • ‘Of course, an evil regime will attempt to use our views for its propaganda.’
    • ‘Most blogs are a form of personal propaganda, stating views in an authoritative tone.’
    • ‘He then went on to use this view as propaganda to control people and make them feel what he was doing was right.’
    • ‘It makes me so mad that we often get propaganda and not news from the television and daily papers.’
    • ‘He is not misled by the xenophobic propaganda and can judge it on the merit of its source.’
    • ‘You have to be a lot better at propaganda if you want to make people listen to your views.’
    • ‘Science is the search for fact, not the publication of spurious propaganda.’
    • ‘The Prague story has now been publicly exposed as a fraudulent piece of war propaganda.’
    • ‘One of the first aims of propaganda is to dehumanize the enemy in the public mind.’
    • ‘This propaganda was drilled into American soldiers for more than a year before the war.’
    • ‘They set up strike committees, produced propaganda and even put on shows and political theatre.’
    • ‘The most popular arena for spreading false propaganda is the Internet.’
    • ‘Newspaper proprietors accepted the new controls on the altar of total war and co-operated in disseminating government propaganda.’
    • ‘The television screen greatly enhances the possibility of spreading the propaganda of the deed.’
    • ‘The internet became a powerful tool in countering the official propaganda.’
    • ‘Despite an almost complete lack of alternative sources of information, we did not believe the official propaganda.’
    • ‘Kingston residents are intelligent enough to recognise crude political propaganda when they see it.’
    • ‘More serious, however, was the ineffectiveness of official propaganda in favour of the war.’
    • ‘They were intended to conduct psychological warfare and distribute anticommunist propaganda.’
    • ‘America's wartime radio propaganda emphasised an increasingly corporate vision of America's future.’
    information, promotion, advertising, advertisement, publicity, advocacy
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    1. 1.1The dissemination of propaganda as a political strategy.
      ‘the party's leaders believed that a long period of education and propaganda would be necessary’
      • ‘This stands, as we shall see, in a long tradition of propaganda by deed.’
      • ‘The miners were no angels but the media was blatantly and cynically used as a propaganda machine for the government.’
      • ‘The third method is to set up a system of accountability for propaganda work.’
      • ‘The role of the government propaganda camps known as public schools cannot be discounted in all this.’
      • ‘Perhaps only a long period of education or propaganda could remove our abhorrence.’
      • ‘One part of what we have to do is contest reformism's ideas and practices, in direct argument and propaganda.’
      • ‘It is time our student funded newspaper practised true journalism and not propaganda.’
      • ‘It all looked terribly cool, the power of propaganda and marketing at work.’
      • ‘The Cold War may be over, but the intelligence-gathering and propaganda machines grind on.’
      • ‘The US media and politicians were quick to spot the propaganda potential of these victories.’
      • ‘The influence of advertisers is only one element of this propaganda system.’
      • ‘Removal of context is one of most persistent propaganda tactics around.’
      • ‘The Independent's source then shed additional light on the tactics of the government propaganda machine.’
      • ‘The media and the government started a fierce propaganda campaign to change this opinion.’
      • ‘What should have been a propaganda coup for Germany turned out to be the opposite.’
      • ‘To regard this as a propaganda coup is to misunderstand the sociopathic threat that confronts us.’
  • 2

    (also Propaganda)
    A committee of cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church responsible for foreign missions, founded in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV.

Pronunciation

propaganda

/ˌpräpəˈɡandə/ /ˌprɑpəˈɡændə/

Origin

Italian, from modern Latin congregatio de propaganda fide ‘congregation for propagation of the faith’ (see propaganda (sense 2)). propaganda (sense 1) dates from the early 20th century.