Definition of disseminate in English:

disseminate

verb

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

    ‘health authorities should foster good practice by disseminating information’
    • ‘We also made sure that this information was widely disseminated.’
    • ‘That's our job, is to disseminate information to the public.’
    • ‘Websites are not only used to disseminate information and propaganda.’
    • ‘Many people in the sustainable agriculture community have been instrumental in publishing and disseminating factual information to counter these myths.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The alert quickly disseminates information to highway billboards, broadcasters and newspapers.’
    • ‘Training programmes will enable the trainers to further disseminate the information to others in the community, creating a multiplier effect.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some of those tapes were made four years ago, and some of those tapes have been clearly made for disseminating information.’
    • ‘It also provides an opportunity for disseminating information and awareness about Indian handicraft to people of all ages.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These were agreed at a national consensus conference and were subsequently widely disseminated throughout the country.’
    • ‘This process provided a key link for ensuring that any required education or competency changes were made and disseminated.’
    • ‘Privacy is violated if data are collected or disseminated without participants' knowledge.’
    • ‘As studies of organizational dynamics show, useful knowledge is not disseminated evenly throughout a business.’
    • ‘Next, such knowledge needs to be disseminated throughout the organization.’
    • ‘There is growing interest in the dissemination of research results and concern for how important messages can be most efficiently disseminated.’
    spread, circulate, distribute, disperse, diffuse, proclaim, promulgate, propagate, publicize, communicate, pass on, make known, put about
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    1. 1.1Medicine no object Spread throughout an organ or the body.
      ‘there is a subset of these low-grade tumours that can disseminate and migrate’
      • ‘Sulphide mineralization in these deposits tends to be disseminated throughout the body and is dominated by pyrrhotite and pentlandite phases.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Acid is rapidly disseminated throughout the bronchial tree, producing a chemical pneumonitis within minutes.’
      • ‘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 irregular topography of this bedding surface is covered by a thin veneer of micrite with limonite disseminated throughout.’
      • ‘Most metallic sulphides are amorphous and disseminated throughout the sinter, instead of forming distinct mineral 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.’
      • ‘In immunocompromised patients, disseminated herpes simplex virus infection must be considered.’
      • ‘This bacterium causes infections in the genital tract that may disseminate to organs.’
      • ‘When hemolyzed red blood cells are reinfused, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy can be triggered.’
      • ‘A coagulation profile should be obtained to rule out disseminated intravascular coagulation.’
      • ‘Patients who have severe comorbidity particularly renal insufficiency, hepatic failure, or disseminated malignancy have a poor prognosis.’
      • ‘The tumor disseminated early to the lungs, lymph nodes, bone marrow, and spleen and ran a fulminant course.’
      • ‘The lymphatic system disseminates fluids and proteins throughout the body to prevent swelling.’
      • ‘The lymphoma is usually extensively disseminated at presentation.’
      • ‘This tumor disseminated early and pursued a highly aggressive course.’
      • ‘As a result, disseminated and extra-pulmonary disease is more commonly seen.’
      • ‘They rarely cause invasive disease, but can invade and disseminate in immunocompromised patients.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

disseminate

/dɪˈsɛmɪneɪt/