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’
    • ‘Next, such knowledge needs to be disseminated throughout the organization.’
    • ‘Privacy is violated if data are collected or disseminated without participants' knowledge.’
    • ‘Websites are not only used to disseminate information and propaganda.’
    • ‘These were agreed at a national consensus conference and were subsequently widely disseminated throughout the country.’
    • ‘Internet based media disseminate information and knowledge far more quickly than conventional media.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It also provides an opportunity for disseminating information and awareness about Indian handicraft to people of all ages.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We sampled many more midwives than other health professionals because they provided most antenatal care and disseminated most of the leaflets.’
    • ‘The refugees from Byzantium carried with them a wealth of books - just in time for them to be printed and disseminated throughout western Europe.’
    • ‘This process provided a key link for ensuring that any required education or competency changes were made and disseminated.’
    • ‘Training programmes will enable the trainers to further disseminate the information to others in the community, creating a multiplier effect.’
    • ‘Many people in the sustainable agriculture community have been instrumental in publishing and disseminating factual information to counter these myths.’
    • ‘That's our job, is to disseminate information to the public.’
    • ‘The alert quickly disseminates information to highway billboards, broadcasters and newspapers.’
    • ‘Some of those tapes were made four years ago, and some of those tapes have been clearly made for disseminating information.’
    • ‘As studies of organizational dynamics show, useful knowledge is not disseminated evenly throughout a business.’
    • ‘Much of the new investment in journalism today - much of the information revolution generally - is in disseminating the news, not in collecting it.’
    • ‘I'm retired from the military, and know the value of sometimes disseminating false information to the enemy.’
    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’
      • ‘The lymphatic system disseminates fluids and proteins throughout the body to prevent swelling.’
      • ‘A coagulation profile should be obtained to rule out disseminated intravascular coagulation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The tumor disseminated early to the lungs, lymph nodes, bone marrow, and spleen and ran a fulminant course.’
      • ‘As a result, disseminated and extra-pulmonary disease is more commonly seen.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Acid is rapidly disseminated throughout the bronchial tree, producing a chemical pneumonitis within minutes.’
      • ‘In immunocompromised patients, disseminated herpes simplex virus infection must be considered.’
      • ‘The condition can disseminate throughout the respiratory tract and lead to pulmonary papillomatosis.’
      • ‘When hemolyzed red blood cells are reinfused, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy can be triggered.’
      • ‘This bacterium causes infections in the genital tract that may disseminate to organs.’
      • ‘However, some kind of pharmacological intervention is often considered as a last resort, particularly when cancer has already disseminated.’
      • ‘The lymphoma is usually extensively disseminated at presentation.’
      • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

disseminate

/dəˈseməˌnāt//dəˈsɛməˌneɪt/