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v. dis·sem·i·nat·ed, dis·sem·i·nat·ing, dis·sem·i·nates
1. To scatter widely, as in sowing seed.
2. To spread abroad; promulgate: disseminate news.
To become diffused; spread.
[Latin dissēmināre, dissēmināt- : dis-, dis- + sēmināre, to sow (from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see sē- in Indo-European roots).]
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(tr) to distribute or scatter about; diffuse
[C17: from Latin dissēmināre, from dis-1 + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed]
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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]
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Past participle: disseminated
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|Verb||1.||disseminate - cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"|
circulate, pass around, broadcast, circularise, diffuse, circularize, spread, propagate, disperse, distribute
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"
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verb spread, publish, broadcast, distribute, scatter, proclaim, circulate, sow, disperse, diffuse, publicize, dissipate, propagate, promulgate It took years to disseminate information about Aids.
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1. To extend over a wide area:
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
disseminate[dɪˈsɛmɪneɪt] vt [+ information, facts] → disséminer, propager; [+ knowledge] → diffuser
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vt → verbreiten
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
disseminate[dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt] vt (information) → diffondere
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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