propaganda Definition

information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.

Using propaganda: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "propaganda" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The government's propaganda machine was in full swing during the election campaign.

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    The advertisement was seen as propaganda for the company's products.

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    The film was accused of being communist propaganda.

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    The group was accused of spreading propaganda on social media.

propaganda Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for propaganda

Phrases with propaganda

  • information disseminated by a government or organization to promote a war effort


    During World War II, both sides used war propaganda to rally support for their respective causes.

  • information disseminated by a political party or group to promote their agenda or ideology


    The political propaganda during the election campaign was criticized for being misleading and biased.

  • information disseminated by a religious group to promote their beliefs or practices


    The religious propaganda of the cult was seen as dangerous and manipulative.

Origins of propaganda

from Italian 'propagare', meaning 'to propagate'


Summary: propaganda in Brief

The term 'propaganda' [ˌprɒpəˈɡændə] refers to information that is biased or misleading, often used to promote a political cause or point of view. It can take many forms, such as advertisements, films, or social media posts, and can be used to promote war efforts, political agendas, or religious beliefs. Synonyms include 'indoctrination' and 'manipulation,' while informal terms include 'brainwashing' and 'spin.'

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