HyperDic: circulate

English > 6 senses of the word circulate:
VERBcommunicationcirculate, go around, spreadbecome widely known and passed on
communicationcirculate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundcause to become widely known
motioncirculate, pass around, pass on, distributecause be distributed
motioncirculatemove through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point
motioncirculatecause to move in a circuit or system
motioncirculatemove around freely
circulate > pronunciation
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English > circulate: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningBecome widely known and passed on.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsgo around, spread
Caused bycirculate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundCause to become widely known
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar tocirculate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundCause to become widely known
Spanishcircular, difundirse, propagarse
Catalancircular, difondre's, escampar-se, espargir-se
English > circulate: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningCause to become widely known.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "circulate a rumor"
Synonymscircularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around
Cause togo around, spread, circulateBecome widely known and passed on
Narrowercarry, runInclude as the content
podcastDistribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer
popularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generalisecater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public
sowintroduce into an environment
Broaderpublicize, publicise, air, baremake public
Similar togo around, spread, circulateBecome widely known and passed on
Spanishdifundir, diseminar, dispensar, dispersar, distribuir, divulgar, esparcir, propagar, repartir
Catalandifondre, dispensar, dispersar, disseminar, distribuir, propagar, repartir
Nounscirculationthe spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area
English > circulate: 6 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningCause be distributed.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example"This letter is being circulated among the faculty"
Synonymspass around, pass on, distribute
Narrowersend aroundForward to others
spread, scatter, spread outstrew or distribute over an area
utterput into circulation
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishdistribuir, repartir
Catalandistribuir, repartir
Nounscircularan advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
circulationthe spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area
circulationthe dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines)
circulationnumber of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold
English > circulate: 6 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningMove through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Examples
  • "Blood circulates in my veins"
  • "The air here does not circulate"
Caused bycirculateCause to move in a circuit or system
Narrowerventilatecirculate through and freshen
Broaderrun, flow, feed, courseMove along, of liquids / liquids
Spanishcircular
Catalancircular
Adjectivescirculativeof or relating to circulation
Nounscirculationmovement through a circuit
English > circulate: 6 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningCause to move in a circuit or system.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The fan circulates the air in the room"
Cause tocirculateMove through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point
Narrowerconvectcirculate hot air by convection
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishventilar
Nounscirculationfree movement or passage / passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant)
circulationmovement through a circuit
English > circulate: 6 senses > verb 6, motion
MeaningMove around freely.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Example"She circulates among royalty"
NarrowerdriftMove in an unhurried fashion
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishcircular

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