Definition of disseminate in English:

disseminate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Spread or disperse (something, especially information) widely.

    ‘health authorities should foster good practice by disseminating information’
    • ‘Some of those tapes were made four years ago, and some of those tapes have been clearly made for disseminating information.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many people in the sustainable agriculture community have been instrumental in publishing and disseminating factual information to counter these myths.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The alert quickly disseminates information to highway billboards, broadcasters and newspapers.’
    • ‘There is growing interest in the dissemination of research results and concern for how important messages can be most efficiently disseminated.’
    • ‘This process provided a key link for ensuring that any required education or competency changes were made and disseminated.’
    • ‘As studies of organizational dynamics show, useful knowledge is not disseminated evenly throughout a business.’
    • ‘Websites are not only used to disseminate information and propaganda.’
    • ‘Internet based media disseminate information and knowledge far more quickly than conventional media.’
    • ‘Privacy is violated if data are collected or disseminated without participants' knowledge.’
    • ‘I'm retired from the military, and know the value of sometimes disseminating false information to the enemy.’
    • ‘Training programmes will enable the trainers to further disseminate the information to others in the community, creating a multiplier effect.’
    • ‘The refugees from Byzantium carried with them a wealth of books - just in time for them to be printed and disseminated throughout western Europe.’
    • ‘We sampled many more midwives than other health professionals because they provided most antenatal care and disseminated most of the leaflets.’
    • ‘Much of the new investment in journalism today - much of the information revolution generally - is in disseminating the news, not in collecting it.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That's our job, is to disseminate information to the public.’
    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’
      • ‘In immunocompromised patients, disseminated herpes simplex virus infection must be considered.’
      • ‘Most metallic sulphides are amorphous and disseminated throughout the sinter, instead of forming distinct mineral phases.’
      • ‘This bacterium causes infections in the genital tract that may disseminate to organs.’
      • ‘As a result, disseminated and extra-pulmonary disease is more commonly seen.’
      • ‘The hepatic tumor had disseminated to the peritoneum, forming multiple nodules up to 9 cm in diameter.’
      • ‘The lymphoma is usually extensively disseminated at presentation.’
      • ‘Acid is rapidly disseminated throughout the bronchial tree, producing a chemical pneumonitis within minutes.’
      • ‘Sulphide mineralization in these deposits tends to be disseminated throughout the body and is dominated by pyrrhotite and pentlandite phases.’
      • ‘However, some kind of pharmacological intervention is often considered as a last resort, particularly when cancer has already disseminated.’
      • ‘The lymphatic system disseminates fluids and proteins throughout the body to prevent swelling.’
      • ‘This tumor disseminated early and pursued a highly aggressive course.’
      • ‘They rarely cause invasive disease, but can invade and disseminate in immunocompromised patients.’
      • ‘The condition can disseminate throughout the respiratory tract and lead to pulmonary papillomatosis.’
      • ‘In immunocompromised patients, disseminated fungal infections may produce nodular lesions.’
      • ‘A coagulation profile should be obtained to rule out disseminated intravascular coagulation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Patients who have severe comorbidity particularly renal insufficiency, hepatic failure, or disseminated malignancy have a poor prognosis.’
      • ‘The irregular topography of this bedding surface is covered by a thin veneer of micrite with limonite disseminated throughout.’
      • ‘When hemolyzed red blood cells are reinfused, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy can be triggered.’
      • ‘The tumor disseminated early to the lungs, lymph nodes, bone marrow, and spleen and ran a fulminant course.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

disseminate

/dəˈseməˌnāt/