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verb (used with object), cir·cu·lar·ized, cir·cu·lar·iz·ing.
  1. to circulate (a letter, memorandum, etc.).
  2. to send circulars to.
  3. to publicize, especially by mailing or handing out circulars.
  4. to make circular.
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Also especially British, cir·cu·lar·ise.

Origin of circularize

First recorded in 1790–1800; circular + -ize
Related formscir·cu·lar·i·za·tion, nouncir·cu·lar·iz·er, nounun·cir·cu·lar·ized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for circularization

Historical Examples

  • The Promotions Committee reported the circularization of the entire press and the legislators and a number of towns organized.

    The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI


  • Other circularization, posting of towns at a specified date and newspaper publicity were pushed.

British Dictionary definitions for circularization



verb (tr)
  1. to distribute circulars to
  2. to canvass or petition (people), as for support, votes, etc, by distributing letters, etc
  3. to make circular
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Derived Formscircularization or circularisation, nouncircularizer or circulariser, noun
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