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disseminate (dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt Pronunciation for disseminate



  1. (transitive) to distribute or scatter about; diffuse

Derived Forms

disˌsemiˈnation noun
disˈseminative adjective
disˈsemiˌnator noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin dissēmināre, from dis-1 + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed

Translations for 'disseminate'

  • British English: disseminate To disseminate information or knowledge means to distribute it so that it reaches many people or organizations. VERBThe main purpose of the site is to disseminate information.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: divulgar
  • Chinese: 散布散布佈
  • European Spanish: divulgar
  • French: disséminer
  • German: verbreiten
  • Italian: divulgare
  • Japanese: 普及させる
  • Korean: 유포하다
  • Portuguese: divulgar
  • Spanish: divulgar

Example Sentences Including 'disseminate'

"You can't disseminate them in the market without being noticeable.
canada.com (2004)
At Infosys, people are not asked to make precis of their learning and disseminate it.
Business Today (1999)
I don't...' he thought hard about the word he needed, ` disseminate.
Nicola Barker BEHINDLINGS (2002)
It aims to disseminate information on the principles of mental health, promote research and aid experimental projects in the field.
Brown, Muriel & Payne Sarah Introduction to Social Administration in Britain
They conspired together to distort the truth and disseminate lies," Baert said.
canada.com (2004)
They even managed to find publicity-seeking publishers to help disseminate their gruesome propaganda tapes.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Who could be naive/ crazy/ malign/ misguided enough to disseminate such fabrications?
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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