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

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

  • spread information
  • circulate a rumor
  • broadcast the news

Synonyms for diffuse in the sense of this definition

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

"She aired her opinions on welfare"

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

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

"sow suspicion or beliefs"

(... is a kind of diffuse ) 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 diffuse ) 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"

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

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

Definition 2: spread or diffuse through - [verb of contact]

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

  • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
  • music penetrated the entire building
  • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

Synonyms for diffuse in the sense of this definition

(diffuse is a kind of ...) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

"The bullet penetrated her chest"

(... is a kind of diffuse ) imbue with a spirit

Definition 3: move outward - [verb of motion]

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

  • The soldiers fanned out

Synonyms for diffuse in the sense of this definition

(diffuse is a kind of ...) distribute or disperse widely

"The invaders spread their language all over the country"

(... is a kind of diffuse ) spread gradually

"Light percolated into our house in the morning"

(... is a kind of diffuse ) grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface)

"ivy crept over the walls of the university buildings"

(... is a kind of diffuse ) be diffused

"These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"

(... is a kind of diffuse ) spread over a surface, like a mantle

Definition 4: (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for diffuse in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: spread out; not concentrated in one place - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a large diffuse organization

(diffuse is similar to ...) spread out or scattered about or divided up

Definition 6: lacking conciseness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a diffuse historical novel

(diffuse is similar to ...) tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length

"editing a prolix manuscript" "a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know"

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