What is another word for circulate?

Synonyms for circulate
ˈsɜr kyəˌleɪtcir·cu·late

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  1. circulateverb

    spread, disseminate, put about

  2. circulateverb

    to move in circles or through a circuit

    put about, spread, disseminate

  3. circulateverb

    to cause (a person or thing) to move in circles or through a circuit

    disseminate, spread, put about

  4. circulateverb

    to move from person to person, as at a party

    put about, disseminate, spread

  5. circulateverb

    to spread or disseminate

    disseminate, spread, put about

  6. circulateverb

    to become widely known

    disseminate, spread, put about

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. circulate

    To announce is to give intelligence of in some formal or public way. We may announce that which has occurred or that which is to occur, tho the word is chiefly used in the anticipative sense; we announce a book when it is in press, a guest when he arrives. We advertise our business, communicate our intentions, enunciate our views; we notify an individual, give notice to the public. Declare has often an authoritative force; to declare war is to cause war to be, where before there may have been only hostilities; we say declare war, proclaim peace. We propound a question or an argument, promulgate the views of a sect or party, or the decision of a court, etc. We report an interview, reveal a secret, herald the coming of some distinguished person or great event. Publish, in popular usage, is becoming closely restricted to the sense of issuing through the press; we announce a book that is to be published.

    advertise, announce, communicate, declare, enunciate, give notice (of), give out, herald, make known, notify, proclaim, promulgate, propound, publish, report, reveal, say, spread abroad, state, tell

    bury, conceal, cover (up), hide, hush, keep back, keep secret, secrete, suppress, withhold

    The event was announced to the family by telegraph.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. circulate

    disseminate, disuse, propagate, publish, notify, spread, travel

    suppress, avert, hush, cease, stagnate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. go around, spread, circulateverb

    become widely known and passed on

    "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"

    fan out, unfold, circularise, outflank, overspread, disseminate, pass around, spread, distribute, spread out, broadcast, mobilize, get around, revolve, circle, mobilise, open, scatter, circularize, pass on, short-circuit, go around, propagate, rotate, disperse, bypass, diffuse

  2. circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundverb

    cause to become widely known

    "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"

    beam, shell out, fan out, lot, spread, mobilize, pervade, pass on, dish out, dissipate, deal out, allot, dot, overspread, break up, dispense, interpenetrate, dole out, unfold, penetrate, deal, parcel out, disperse, circularize, administer, give out, spread out, open, go around, pass around, sprinkle, hand out, mete out, dispel, mobilise, diffuse, broadcast, distribute, pass out, propagate, scatter, transmit, air, circularise, send, riddle, dust, stagger, imbue, permeate, disseminate, circle

  3. circulate, pass around, pass on, distributeverb

    cause be distributed

    "This letter is being circulated among the faculty"

    shell out, lot, spread, mobilize, pass on, dish out, hand out, deal out, allot, progress, reach, communicate, dispense, advance, dole out, disseminate, deal, parcel out, disperse, circularize, administer, give, go on, give out, go around, pass around, pass, move on, pass along, mete out, mobilise, impart, diffuse, broadcast, put across, distribute, turn over, propagate, leave, pass out, relegate, circularise, march on, stagger, submit, hand, circle

  4. circulateverb

    move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point

    "Blood circulates in my veins"; "The air here does not circulate"

    distribute, go around, mobilise, pass on, circularise, diffuse, circle, disperse, propagate, pass around, spread, disseminate, circularize, broadcast, mobilize

  5. circle, circulateverb

    move in circles

    pass on, circularise, pass around, disseminate, spread, diffuse, go around, broadcast, circle, mobilise, circularize, encircle, mobilize, propagate, disperse, distribute

  6. circulateverb

    cause to move in a circuit or system

    "The fan circulates the air in the room"

    distribute, go around, mobilise, pass on, circularise, diffuse, circle, disperse, propagate, pass around, spread, disseminate, circularize, broadcast, mobilize

  7. circulateverb

    move around freely

    "She circulates among royalty"

    distribute, go around, mobilise, pass on, circularise, diffuse, circle, disperse, propagate, pass around, spread, disseminate, circularize, broadcast, mobilize

  8. mobilize, mobilise, circulateverb

    cause to move around

    "circulate a rumor"

    summon, circularise, disseminate, pass around, marshal, spread, diffuse, go around, broadcast, circle, mobilise, circularize, pass on, call up, mobilize, propagate, disperse, distribute, rally

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  1. spread the wordverb

    to spread the word means to get people to be aware of something. to make them pay attention. to advertise, broadcast, blazon, and circulate have extremely similar meanings.

    the human rights organization is bringing awareness to the world.

    Submitted by noemailfromme on February 8, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. circulateverb

    move round, move in a circle

  2. circulateverb

    spread, be diffused, have currency

  3. circulateverb

    spread, diffuse, disseminate, promulgate, propagate, give currency to, spread abroad

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. circulateverb

    disseminate, promulgate, diffuse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "circulate":

    distribute, disseminate, circular, move

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How to use circulate in a sentence?

  1. Dante Lauretta:

    Water probably did circulate through the interior of the asteroid, like a hydrothermal system on Earth, and altered the originally anhydrous rocky material, forming these clays.

  2. Jennifer Mercieca:

    What's different now is that there are so many more nodes for the distribution of propaganda, we have the problem that we always have on social media of having too much information and not being able to sort through that and filter it to say what is real and what is not real. One thing that we always observe when there's a crisis or a natural disaster is that people will circulate content that they know is fake.

  3. Rochelle Walensky:

    Although delta continues to circulate widely in the United States, omicron is increasing rapidly and we expect it to become the dominant strain in the United States – as it has in other countries – in the coming weeks, we've seen cases of omicron among those who are both vaccinated and boosted and we believe these cases are milder or asymptomatic because of vaccine protection.

  4. Christina Johns:

    We are starting to see a slow and steady trickle of an increase of cases. And why is that ? Well, because this is the time of year when we typically start to see influenza begin to circulate, but why aren't we seeing the explosive uptick ? One reason is that school-aged children are still largely masked in many school districts, and so I think that that helps to keep numbers down. The overall layered protective measures that are still in place in many areas are effective for both Covid as well as influenza.

  5. Roberto Burioni:

    What we should achieve is widespread immunization, one possible scenario is that, if we are able to vaccinate a huge majority of people, this virus will circulate but will not do much damage.

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