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    synonym to spread

    Hello
    Is there a verb that means something spreads in a society but in a negative way, for example a bad ideology.
    Can I say
    something helped this ideology prevail in society.

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    Re: synonym to spread

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    Hello
    Is there a verb that means something spreads in a society but in a negative way, for example a bad ideology.
    Can I say
    something helped this ideology prevail in society.

    Thanks
    Poverty can facilitate the infiltration of communism in a society.
    Greed can encourage excesses of capitalism to permeate society.

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    Re: synonym to spread

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Hello
    Is there a verb that means something spreads in a society but in a negative way, for example a bad ideology.
    Can I say
    something helped this ideology prevail in society.

    Thanks
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Over the Top.

    (1) As you know, a thesaurus is a special dictionary of synonyms.

    (2) I checked for "negative" verbs and found these:

    Something helped this ideology to _____ our society.

    contaminate

    pollute

    corrupt

    defile

    infect

    taint

    Something helped this ideology to insinuate itself into our society.

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