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 for promulgate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Promulgate \Pro*mul"gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Promulgated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Promulgating.] [L. promulgatus, p. p. of
     promulgare to promulgate; of unknown origin. Cf. Promulge.]
     To make known by open declaration, as laws, decrees, or
     tidings; to publish; as, to promulgate the secrets of a
     council.
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     Syn: To publish; declare; proclaim. See Announce.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Announce \An*nounce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Announced; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Announcing.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L.
     annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius
     messenger, bearer of news. See Nuncio, and cf.
     Annunciate.]
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     1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known;
        to publish; to proclaim.
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              Her [Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through
              the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts.
                                                    --Gilpin.
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     2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.
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              Publish laws, announce
              Or life or death.                     --Prior.
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     Syn: To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare;
          promulgate.
  
     Usage: To Publish, Announce, Proclaim, Promulgate. We
            publish what we give openly to the world, either by
            oral communication or by means of the press; as, to
            publish abroad the faults of our neighbors. We
            announce what we declare by anticipation, or make
            known for the first time; as, to announce the speedy
            publication of a book; to announce the approach or
            arrival of a distinguished personage. We proclaim
            anything to which we give the widest publicity; as, to
            proclaim the news of victory. We promulgate when
            we proclaim more widely what has before been known by
            some; as, to promulgate the gospel.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  promulgate
      v 1: state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed";
           "The King will proclaim an amnesty" [syn: proclaim,
           exclaim, promulgate]
      2: put a law into effect by formal declaration

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "promulgate":
     abide by, adhere to, administer, advertise, announce, annunciate,
     bid, blare, blare forth, blaze, blaze abroad, blazon, blazon about,
     broadcast, call on, call the signals, call upon, carry out,
     carry through, celebrate, charge, command, commission, complete,
     cry, cry out, declaim, declare, decree, dictate, direct, discharge,
     disseminate, effect, effectuate, enforce, enjoin, execute,
     fill out, fulfill, give an order, give the word, herald,
     herald abroad, honor, implement, instruct, issue a command,
     issue a writ, make, make out, mandate, observe, ordain, order,
     order about, proclaim, pronounce, prosecute, publish, put in force,
     put through, render, rule, say the word, shout, sound, thunder,
     thunder forth, toot, transact, trumpet, trumpet forth
  
  

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