Synonyms of 'diffuse'
to spread over a wide areaOur aim is to diffuse new ideas obtained from elsewhere.
Someone has been spreading rumours about us.
Break the exhibition up and distribute it around existing museums.
He began by scattering seed and putting in plants.
Public employees are circulating a petition calling for his reinstatement.
The rest of our equipment was now dispersed over the lake.
He will hope to dispel their fears.
The tension in the room had dissipated.
They propagated subversive political doctrines.
The press plays a critical part in disseminating news and information.
spread out over a wide areaa diffuse community
his widely dispersed business
lacking concisenessHis writing is so diffuse that it is almost impossible to understand.
He wrote a rambling letter to his wife.
loose, , , ,
We came to some sort of loose arrangement before he went home.
The manifesto is long-winded and repetitious.
His speech is full of wordy rhetoric.
The book is characterized by a reflective, discursive style.
When drunk, he becomes pompous and verbose.
maundering, , ,
This word is quite commonly misused instead of defuse, when talking about calming down a situation. However, the words are very different in meaning and should never be used as alternatives to each other.
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in the sense of circulate
to send, go, or pass from place to place or person to personPublic employees are circulating a petition calling for his reinstatement.
in the sense of discursive
passing from one topic to anotherThe book is characterized by a reflective, discursive style.
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