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dis·sem·i·nate

 (dĭ-sĕm′ə-nāt′)
v. dis·sem·i·nat·ed, dis·sem·i·nat·ing, dis·sem·i·nates
v.tr.
1. To scatter widely, as in sowing seed.
2. To spread abroad; promulgate: disseminate news.
v.intr.
To become diffused; spread.

[Latin dissēmināre, dissēmināt- : dis-, dis- + sēmināre, to sow (from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see sē- in Indo-European roots).]

dis·sem′i·na′tion n.
dis·sem′i·na′tor n.

disseminate

(dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt)
vb
(tr) to distribute or scatter about; diffuse
[C17: from Latin dissēmināre, from dis-1 + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed]
disˌsemiˈnation n
disˈseminative adj
disˈsemiˌnator n

dis•sem•i•nate

(dɪˈsɛm əˌneɪt)

v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to scatter or spread widely, as if sowing seed; promulgate extensively; broadcast; disperse.
[1595–1605; < Latin dissēminātus, past participle of dissēmināre=dis- dis-1 + sēmināre to sow, derivative of sēmen seed]
dis•sem`i•na′tion, n.
dis•sem′i•na`tive, adj.
dis•sem′i•na`tor, n.

disseminate


Past participle: disseminated
Gerund: disseminating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would disseminate
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disseminate - cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
publicize, bare, publicise, air - make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
podcast - distribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer
sow - introduce into an environment; "sow suspicion or beliefs"
circulate, go around, spread - become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"
popularise, popularize, vulgarise, vulgarize, generalise, generalize - 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"
carry, run - 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"

disseminate

verb spread, publish, broadcast, distribute, scatter, proclaim, circulate, sow, disperse, diffuse, publicize, dissipate, propagate, promulgate It took years to disseminate information about Aids.

disseminate

verb
1. To extend over a wide area:
2. To pass (something) out:
3. To make (information) generally known:
Idioms: spread far and wide, spread the word.
Translations

disseminate

[dɪˈsemɪneɪt] VT [+ information] → divulgar, difundir

disseminate

[dɪˈsɛmɪneɪt] vt [+ information, facts] → disséminer, propager; [+ knowledge] → diffuser

disseminate

vtverbreiten

disseminate

[dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt] vt (information) → diffondere

disseminate

vi diseminarse
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This independence of the judges is equally requisite to guard the Constitution and the rights of individuals from the effects of those ill humors, which the arts of designing men, or the influence of particular conjunctures, sometimes disseminate among the people themselves, and which, though they speedily give place to better information, and more deliberate reflection, have a tendency, in the meantime, to occasion dangerous innovations in the government, and serious oppressions of the minor party in the community.
As the missletoe is disseminated by birds, its existence depends on birds; and it may metaphorically be said to struggle with other fruit-bearing plants, in order to tempt birds to devour and thus disseminate its seeds rather than those of other plants.
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