circulate


circulate
verb
1 liquid/gas/air
ADVERB
freely

Air can circulate freely through the tunnels.

PREPOSITION
around, round (esp. BrE)

The heart circulates blood around the body.

in

sugar circulating in the bloodstream

through

Blood circulates through the arteries and veins.

2 story, idea, information, etc.
ADVERB
widely

The book was circulated widely in Russia.

freely
PREPOSITION
among

newspapers circulating among minority communities

around, round (esp. BrE)

There's a story circulating around the office that you are about to leave.

to

The document will be circulated to all members.

Circulate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑air, ↑blood, ↑coin, ↑copy, ↑gossip, ↑rumour, ↑story
Circulate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑agenda, ↑copy, ↑document, ↑information, ↑memo, ↑minute, ↑pamphlet, ↑petition

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Circulate — Cir cu*late, v. t. To cause to pass from place to place, or from person to person; to spread; as, to circulate a report; to circulate bills of credit. [1913 Webster] {Circulating pump}. See under {Pump}. Syn: To spread; diffuse; propagate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circulate — cir‧cu‧late [ˈsɜːkjleɪt ǁ ˈsɜːr ] verb [transitive] to send a letter or information to people: • A summary of the report was circulated to all board members. * * * circulate UK US /ˈsɜːkjəleɪt/ verb [I or T] ► to send something such as… …   Financial and business terms

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  • Circulate — Cir cu*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Circulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circulating}.] [L. circulatus, p. p. of circulare, v. t., to surround, make round, circulari, v. i., to gather into a circle. See {Circle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move in a circle or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circulate — I verb acquire currency, announce, bandy, be public, be published, become public, bring before the public, bring out, broadcast, bruit abroad, change hands, change places, circuit, circularize, circumagere, come out, communicate, convey, diffuse …   Law dictionary

  • circulate — (v.) late 15c., as a chemical term for alternating vaporization and condensation, from L. circulatus, pp. of circulare to form a circle, from circulus (see CIRCLE (Cf. circle) (n.)). Meaning to move around, revolve is from 1670s; of blood, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • circulate — *spread, disseminate, diffuse, propagate, radiate Analogous words: revolve, rotate (see TURN): interchange, *exchange …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • circulate — ► VERB 1) move continuously through a closed system or area. 2) pass from place to place or person to person. 3) move around a social function and talk to many people. DERIVATIVES circulator noun …   English terms dictionary

  • circulate — [sʉr′kyo͞o lāt΄, sʉr′kyəlāt΄] vi. circulated, circulating [< L circulatus, pp. of circulari, to form a CIRCLE] 1. to move in a circle, circuit, or course and return to the same point, as blood through the body 2. to go from person to person or …   English World dictionary

  • circulate */*/ — UK [ˈsɜː(r)kjʊleɪt] / US [ˈsɜrkjəˌleɪt] verb Word forms circulate : present tense I/you/we/they circulate he/she/it circulates present participle circulating past tense circulated past participle circulated 1) [intransitive] if information or… …   English dictionary


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