Definition of propagandize in English:


(British propagandise)


[no object]
  • 1derogatory Promote a particular cause or view by using propaganda.

    ‘abolitionist leaders had not specifically propagandized for emancipation’
    • ‘While displaying nostalgia for a vanishing rural and small-town America, their work also adeptly propagandized for the New Deal.’
    • ‘Whether it was a grandchild, niece, nephew or child, nearly everyone in America would have a personal stake to think about when the country was being rallied or propagandized for war.’
    • ‘She also has propagandized political, feminist views and lifestyle.’
    • ‘They are arguing and propagandising around their own point of view.’
    • ‘In other words, ‘a great speech’ is one that successfully manipulates or propagandizes to promote certain causes.’
    • ‘We don't bring up to these issues to provoke people to throw a massive revolt or to propagandise political left views.’
    • ‘Scott is not simply telling a story, he is propagandising for a particular political position.’
    • ‘She declined - at least in part because she was already propagandising expertly for her own causes.’
    • ‘It is constantly propagandizing on its own behalf, trying to cover things up, or reinterpret them or deny them, so that it can continue to remain central.’
    • ‘Moore's type of propaganda is far, far easier to resist, because it is immediately and constantly apparent that he is propagandizing.’
    advocate, champion, support, promote, publicize, propagate, promulgate, campaign for, proclaim, preach
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    1. 1.1with object Attempt to influence (someone) by using propaganda.
      ‘when you encounter people who parrot the population-control agenda, they often fail to realize that they have been propagandized’
      • ‘I also must report that I've visited France and no doubt succumbed to certain attempts to propagandize me.’
      • ‘I see the center as part of an incremental series of intricate moves toward justice; those who disagree with my premises see it as an attempt to propagandize women into a utopian, unrealistic mindset.’
      • ‘When we propagandize him, we cannot talk about this side of him.’
      • ‘I've always warned my husband that I intend to propagandize our kids to give their country at least one hitch.’
      • ‘For political reasons, at a moment when Americans had been propagandized into thinking of the atomic bomb as their best defense, this was the deepest secret of the time.’
      • ‘As a result, we as a people have been propagandized and dumbed down to the point where we are unable to recognize evil where it exists.’
      • ‘At the elite private or public high schools they attend, and even more at their colleges and universities, they are propagandized about the evils of capitalism and globalization, and the virtues of environmentalism and pacifism.’
      • ‘Each group was propagandized to think of themselves as the lucky ones.’
      • ‘It is as wrong to propagandize the masses to an ideological end as it is to exploit felt wants only for gain.’
      persuade, convince, brainwash, indoctrinate, proselytize
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