[ sur-kyuh-luh-rahyz ]
/ ˈsɜr kyə ləˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), cir·cu·lar·ized, cir·cu·lar·iz·ing.

to circulate (a letter, memorandum, etc.).
to send circulars to.
to publicize, especially by mailing or handing out circulars.
to make circular.



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Also especially British, cir·cu·lar·ise .

Origin of circularize

First recorded in 1790–1800; circular + -ize
cir·cu·lar·i·za·tion, nouncir·cu·lar·iz·er, nounun·cir·cu·lar·ized, adjective
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  • 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



/ (ˈsɜːkjʊləˌraɪz) /

verb (tr)

to distribute circulars to
to canvass or petition (people), as for support, votes, etc, by distributing letters, etc
to make circular
circularization or circularisation, nouncircularizer or circulariser, noun
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