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circularize

[sur-kyuh-luh-rahyz]
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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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Historical Examples

  • Which reminds me, Mr. Clacton, don't you think we should circularize the provinces with Partridge's last speech?

    Night and Day

    Virginia Woolf


British Dictionary definitions for circularize

circularize

circularise

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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