1. [ verb ] cause to become widely known
Synonyms: disseminate spread distribute diffuse disperse propagate circularise broadcast pass_around circularize

"spread information" "circulate a rumor" "broadcast the news"

Related terms: publicize canvass carry sow popularize bandy_about go_around broadcast dissemination broadcast propagation scatter dispersion dissemination circular spread circulation propagator go_around
2. [ verb ] become widely known and passed on
Synonyms: spread go_around

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

Related terms: travel publicize carry sow popularize
3. [ verb ] move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point

"Blood circulates in my veins" "The air here does not circulate"

Related terms: run ventilate circulation
4. [ verb ] cause to be distributed
Synonyms: distribute pass_on pass_around

"This letter is circulating among the faculty"

Related terms: move spread send_around utter circular circulation
5. [ verb ] move in circles
Synonyms: circle
Related terms: travel orbit loop loop troll circle
6. [ verb ] move around freely

"She circulates among royalty"

Related terms: travel drift
7. [ verb ] cause to move in a circuit or system

"The fan circulates the air in the room"

Related terms: move convect
8. [ verb ] cause to move around
Synonyms: mobilise mobilize

"circulate a rumor"

Related terms: move circulation move
Similar spelling:   circulative