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Definition 1: cause to become widely known - [verb of communication]

Samples where circulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spread information
  • circulate a rumor
  • broadcast the news

Synonyms for circulate in the sense of this definition

(circulate is a kind of ...) make public

"She aired her opinions on welfare"

(... is a kind of circulate ) distribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer

(... is a kind of circulate ) introduce into an environment

"sow suspicion or beliefs"

(... is a kind of circulate ) cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use

"They popularized coffee in Washington State" "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"

(... is a kind of circulate ) include as the content; broadcast or publicize

"We ran the ad three times" "This paper carries a restaurant review" "All major networks carried the press conference"

(circulate has a similar meaning as ...) become widely known and passed on

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

Definition 2: become widely known and passed on - [verb of communication]

Samples where circulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rumor spread
  • the story went around in the office

Synonyms for circulate in the sense of this definition

(circulate is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(circulate has a similar meaning as ...) cause to become widely known

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

Definition 3: move around freely from person to person or from place to place - [verb of motion]

Samples where circulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She circulates among royalty

(circulate is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of circulate ) move in an unhurried fashion

"The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests"

Definition 4: move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point - [verb of motion]

Samples where circulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Blood circulates in my veins
  • The air here does not circulate

(circulate is a kind of ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

(... is a kind of circulate ) circulate through and freshen

"The gust of air ventilated the room"

Definition 5: cause to be distributed - [verb of motion]

Samples where circulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This letter is being circulated among the faculty

Synonyms for circulate in the sense of this definition

(circulate is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of circulate ) forward to others

"he is sending around an appeal for funds"

(... is a kind of circulate ) put into circulation

"utter counterfeit currency"

(... is a kind of circulate ) strew or distribute over an area

"He spread fertilizer over the lawn" "scatter cards across the table"

Definition 6: cause to move in a circuit or system - [verb of motion]

Samples where circulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fan circulates the air in the room

(circulate is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of circulate ) circulate hot air by convection

(circulate causes ...) move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point

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

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