Definition of disseminate in US English:

disseminate

verb

[with object]
  • 1Spread or disperse (something, especially information) widely.

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

disseminate

/dəˈseməˌnāt//dəˈsɛməˌneɪt/