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Definitions for disseminate
dɪˈsɛm əˌneɪtdis·sem·i·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. disseminateverb

    To sow and scatter principles, ideas, opinions, and errors for growth and propagation, such as seed

  2. disseminateverb

    To become scattered.

    The values of the American Revolution have disseminated throughout the world.

  3. Etymology: An adaptation of, the perfect passive participial stem of dissemino, from dis- + semino, from semen.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary


    To scatter as seed; to sow; to spread every way.

    Etymology: dissemino, Latin.

    Ill uses are made of it many times in stirring up seditions, rebellions, in disseminating of heresies, and infusing of prejudices. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.

    There is a nearly uniform and constant fire or heat disseminated throughout the body of the earth. John Woodward, N. Hist.

    The Jews are indeed disseminated through all the trading parts of the world. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 425.

    By firmness of mind, and freedom of speech, the gospel was disseminated at first, and must still be maintained. Francis Atterbury.


  1. disseminate

    To disseminate (from lat. disseminare "scattering seeds"), in the field of communication, is to broadcast a message to the public without direct feedback from the audience.


  1. disseminate

    To disseminate means to spread or distribute information, knowledge, ideas, etc. widely or to a large number of people. It usually refers to ensuring that information reaches as many people as possible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disseminate

    to sow broadcast or as seed; to scatter for growth and propagation, like seed; to spread abroad; to diffuse; as, principles, ideas, opinions, and errors are disseminated when they are spread abroad for propagation

  2. Disseminate

    to spread or extend by dispersion

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disseminate

    dis-sem′i-nāt, v.t. to sow or scatter abroad: to propagate: to diffuse.—n. Disseminā′tion.—adj. Dissem′inative.—n. Dissem′inator. [L. disseminare, -ātumdis, asunder, semināre, to sow—semen, seminis, seed.]

Editors Contribution

  1. disseminate

    To share data, information, facts or statistics.

    They had a meeting and then choose to disseminate their choices.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 5, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disseminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disseminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of disseminate in a Sentence

  1. Clifford V. Villalon:

    Breaking news is when you disseminate broken issues and fragmented ideas into one.

  2. Jon Fine:

    It is our understanding that your client's representatives, including The Washington Post, continue to pursue and to disseminate these false and spurious allegations in a manner that is injurious to American Media and American Media executives, accordingly, we hereby demand that you cease and desist such defamatory conduct immediately. Any further dissemination of these false, vicious, speculative and unsubstantiated statements is done at your client's peril.

  3. Noah Bookbinder:

    Because of the very real concerns about apparent failures to disseminate and act on intelligence in the leadup to the January 6 insurrection, this memo raises important questions about the intent behind the change, the origins of it, and the effect this policy change had on intelligence dissemination, the January 6 select committee should consider these questions.

  4. Alec Baldwin:

    Here I am, staying in a fancy hotel, going out to dinner with my friends, hanging out, and we're doing our best to disseminate some information, but I'm on one end of the spectrum, and this is all new to me, i've done a lot of environmental work back home related to climate change. I've tried to be as big of a rock in (their) shoe as I can to the oil industry and the nuclear industry. I'm heavy-heavy coming down on extractive industries in the United States and abroad. But the plight of indigenous people -- which is why we're here -- I hadn't thought about this until now. I had no idea who Diana Rios was or who her father was -- and the guy was killed by hit men for illegal logging obligations.

  5. Mary Beth Barone:

    I encourage anyone with a similar situation to make a pamphlet as an easy way to disseminate information.

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  • разпространявам, разпространявам се, разпръсквамBulgarian
  • verbreitenGerman
  • disséminerFrench
  • प्रसारHindi
  • szétszóródik, terjesztHungarian
  • 蒔く, 広める, 広まるJapanese
  • 퍼뜨리다, 뿌리다, 퍼지다Korean
  • uitdragenDutch
  • ch'iqichiyQuechua
  • рассеивать, распространяться, рассеиваться, распространятьRussian
  • utspridas, sprida, utsprida, spridasSwedish

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