Translation of propagate in Spanish:

propagate

Pronunciation: /ˈprɑːpəgeɪt; ˈprɒpəgeɪt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [species/race] propagar*; [disease] propagar* 1.2 [plants] propagar* ([ crear nuevas plantas mediante injertos, esquejes etc ])
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    • Cultivars must be vegetatively propagated using plant tissue culture and this is a time-consuming and costly process requiring large tracts of experimental fields.
    • Gay shopped plant sales, propagated her own stock and taught her daughter how to take cuttings.
    • As with black Sampson coneflower, propagation by root division is rarely successful, so propagate this species by seed after moist stratification.
    1.3 [idea/belief/rumor] propagar*, difundir
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    • I dislike theories that propagate the idea of one pole vs. another and indeed the idea that we, as a race, have somewhere to go.
    • I am an educator; I like to think that my ideas are propagated through education, but I don't want to force my work on people.
    • The bill did not propagate a radical new idea, he said, but one that had existed in various forms for more than a century.
    1.4 [sound/radio waves] transmitir
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    • As light is propagated through a biological medium, components of that light are either propagated forward in the medium, absorbed by molecules, or scattered in all directions within the medium.
    • Sound waves are propagated within a medium, and simply do not exist ‘in the absence of interactions’.
    • It is only when mysteriously united to a body that spirit is brought into relationship with place or extension, and under such a condition alone, and only through such a medium, can it propagate motion.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [plant/species] propagarse*
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    • Turning from the very small to the very large, mathematics has also proved useful in understanding how particular tree species propagate across a geographic region.
    • Trees can propagate sexually or vegetatively.
    • They reduce wildfire damage, help fire-dependent species propagate, and remove competing species like red maple.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.