disseminate

  • 1 Disseminate — Dis*sem i*nate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Disseminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disseminating}.] [L. disseminatus, p. p. of disseminare to disseminate; dis + seminare to sow, semen seed. See {Seminary}.] 1. to spread around widely; to sow broadcast or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disseminate — UK US /dɪˈsemɪneɪt/ verb [T] FORMAL COMMUNICATIONS ► to spread or give out news, information, ideas, etc., to a lot of people: »There is no clear legal responsibility for businesses to disseminate usable information about their business.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 disseminate — (v.) c.1600, from L. disseminatus, pp. of disseminare to spread abroad, disseminate, from dis in every direction (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + seminare to plant, propagate, from semen (gen. seminis) seed (see SEMEN (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 disseminate — [di sem′ə nāt΄] vt. disseminated, disseminating [< L disseminatus, pp. of disseminare, lit., to scatter seed, hence disseminate < dis , apart + seminare, to sow < semen, SEED] to scatter far and wide; spread abroad, as if sowing;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 disseminate — I verb announce, annunciate, apprise, broadcast, bruit, carry a report, circulate, communicate, convey, deal out, diffuse, dispatch news, dispense, dispergere, disperse, disseminare, distribute, impart, inform, issue, make public, notify,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 disseminate — *spread, circulate, diffuse, propagate, radiate Analogous words: *scatter, disperse: *distribute, dispense, divide: *share, participate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 disseminate — [v] distribute, scatter advertise, announce, annunciate, blaze, blazon, broadcast, circulate, declare, diffuse, disject, disperse, dissipate, proclaim, promulgate, propagate, publicize, publish, radiate, sow, spread, strew; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 disseminate — ► VERB ▪ spread widely. DERIVATIVES dissemination noun disseminator noun. ORIGIN Latin disseminare scatter , from semen seed …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 disseminate — [[t]dɪse̱mɪneɪt[/t]] disseminates, disseminating, disseminated VERB To disseminate information or knowledge means to distribute it so that it reaches many people or organizations. [FORMAL] [V n] It took years to disseminate information about Aids …

    English dictionary

  • 10 disseminate — UK [dɪˈsemɪneɪt] / US [dɪˈsemɪˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms disseminate : present tense I/you/we/they disseminate he/she/it disseminates present participle disseminating past tense disseminated past participle disseminated formal to make… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 disseminate — transitive verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin disseminatus, past participle of disseminare, from dis + seminare to sow, from semin , semen seed more at semen Date: 1566 1. to spread abroad as though sowing seed < disseminate ideas > 2. to …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 disseminate — dissemination, n. disseminative, adj. disseminator, n. /di sem euh nayt /, v.t., disseminated, disseminating. to scatter or spread widely, as though sowing seed; promulgate extensively; broadcast; disperse: to disseminate information about… …

    Universalium

  • 13 disseminate — verb Disseminate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑information, ↑message …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 disseminate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. distribute, sow (see dispersion). II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. sow, propagate, broadcast; see advertise 1 , distribute 1 , scatter 2 , 3 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v. [di SEM uh… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 disseminate — verb much of our funding is used to disseminate information where it is most needed Syn: spread, circulate, distribute, disperse, promulgate, propagate, publicize, communicate, pass on, put about, make known See note at scatter …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 disseminate —   Laha, ho olaha.    ♦ To disseminate news, ku i ka lono …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 17 disseminate — verb /dɪˈsemɪˌneɪt/ a) To sow and scatter principles, ideas, opinions, and errors for growth and propagation, such as seed The values of the American Revolution have disseminated throughout the world. b) To become scattered. Syn …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 disseminate — Synonyms and related words: advertise, announce, annunciate, assign, bed, bestrew, blazon, broadcast, carry over, circulate, circumfuse, communicate, consign, convey, deal out, deliver, deport, dibble, diffract, diffuse, dispense, disperse,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 disseminate — dis|sem|i|nate [dıˈsemıneıt] v [T] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: disseminare, from seminare to plant seed ] to spread information or ideas to as many people as possible ▪ Her findings have been widely disseminated . >dissemination… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 disseminate — dis|sem|i|nate [ dı semı,neıt ] verb transitive FORMAL to make something such as information or knowledge available to a lot of people: SPREAD ╾ dis|sem|i|na|tion [ dı,semı neıʃn ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English