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Multiple Meanings
propagate — as in:  propagate the idea

The spread of the Roman Empire helped to propagate the idea throughout Europe.
to spread
propagate — as in:  propagate the species

The plant is typically propagated by seed or cuttings.
to reproduce or copy

Physics:  the movement of sound or light through a medium (such as water)

Of organisms:  Propagate can reference natural reproduction or the cultivation of plants or breeding of animals by humans.

Computer science:  The replication of data or a condition across a network.
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