Definition of disseminate in English:



  • 1 Spread (something, especially information) widely.

    ‘health authorities should foster good practice by disseminating information’
    • ‘As studies of organizational dynamics show, useful knowledge is not disseminated evenly throughout a business.’
    • ‘That's our job, is to disseminate information to the public.’
    • ‘Training programmes will enable the trainers to further disseminate the information to others in the community, creating a multiplier effect.’
    • ‘Next, such knowledge needs to be disseminated throughout the organization.’
    • ‘These were agreed at a national consensus conference and were subsequently widely disseminated throughout the country.’
    • ‘Websites are not only used to disseminate information and propaganda.’
    • ‘There is growing interest in the dissemination of research results and concern for how important messages can be most efficiently disseminated.’
    • ‘We also made sure that this information was widely disseminated.’
    • ‘It also provides an opportunity for disseminating information and awareness about Indian handicraft to people of all ages.’
    • ‘Instead of using technology to improve our lives and as a means to disseminate public information, it will be used to restrict our freedoms, and peer into our private lives.’
    • ‘This process provided a key link for ensuring that any required education or competency changes were made and disseminated.’
    • ‘We sampled many more midwives than other health professionals because they provided most antenatal care and disseminated most of the leaflets.’
    • ‘Many people in the sustainable agriculture community have been instrumental in publishing and disseminating factual information to counter these myths.’
    • ‘I'm retired from the military, and know the value of sometimes disseminating false information to the enemy.’
    • ‘The refugees from Byzantium carried with them a wealth of books - just in time for them to be printed and disseminated throughout western Europe.’
    • ‘The alert quickly disseminates information to highway billboards, broadcasters and newspapers.’
    • ‘Much of the new investment in journalism today - much of the information revolution generally - is in disseminating the news, not in collecting it.’
    • ‘Privacy is violated if data are collected or disseminated without participants' knowledge.’
    • ‘Internet based media disseminate information and knowledge far more quickly than conventional media.’
    • ‘Some of those tapes were made four years ago, and some of those tapes have been clearly made for disseminating information.’
    spread, circulate, distribute, disperse, diffuse, proclaim, promulgate, propagate, publicize, communicate, pass on, make known, put about
    dissipate, scatter
    broadcast, put on the air, put on the airwaves, publish
    herald, trumpet
    bruit about, bruit abroad
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    1. 1.1Spread throughout an organ or the body.
      ‘disseminated colonic cancer’
      • ‘The irregular topography of this bedding surface is covered by a thin veneer of micrite with limonite disseminated throughout.’
      • ‘Sulphide mineralization in these deposits tends to be disseminated throughout the body and is dominated by pyrrhotite and pentlandite phases.’
      • ‘The lymphatic system disseminates fluids and proteins throughout the body to prevent swelling.’
      • ‘As a result, disseminated and extra-pulmonary disease is more commonly seen.’
      • ‘Acid is rapidly disseminated throughout the bronchial tree, producing a chemical pneumonitis within minutes.’
      • ‘They rarely cause invasive disease, but can invade and disseminate in immunocompromised patients.’
      • ‘Patients who have severe comorbidity particularly renal insufficiency, hepatic failure, or disseminated malignancy have a poor prognosis.’
      • ‘In immunocompromised patients, disseminated herpes simplex virus infection must be considered.’
      • ‘In immunocompromised patients, disseminated fungal infections may produce nodular lesions.’
      • ‘When hemolyzed red blood cells are reinfused, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy can be triggered.’
      • ‘The condition can disseminate throughout the respiratory tract and lead to pulmonary papillomatosis.’
      • ‘The tumor disseminated early to the lungs, lymph nodes, bone marrow, and spleen and ran a fulminant course.’
      • ‘Most metallic sulphides are amorphous and disseminated throughout the sinter, instead of forming distinct mineral phases.’
      • ‘This tumor disseminated early and pursued a highly aggressive course.’
      • ‘This bacterium causes infections in the genital tract that may disseminate to organs.’
      • ‘I felt a cold breeze surge through my entire body as I froze; it disseminated through me like a plague, burying deep in my soul.’
      • ‘The hepatic tumor had disseminated to the peritoneum, forming multiple nodules up to 9 cm in diameter.’
      • ‘A coagulation profile should be obtained to rule out disseminated intravascular coagulation.’
      • ‘The lymphoma is usually extensively disseminated at presentation.’
      • ‘However, some kind of pharmacological intervention is often considered as a last resort, particularly when cancer has already disseminated.’


Late Middle English: from Latin disseminat- scattered, from the verb disseminare, from dis- abroad + semen, semin- seed.