disseminate

[dih-sem-uh-neyt]
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verb (used with object), dis·sem·i·nat·ed, dis·sem·i·nat·ing.
  1. to scatter or spread widely, as though sowing seed; promulgate extensively; broadcast; disperse: to disseminate information about preventive medicine.

Origin of disseminate

1595–1605; < Latin dissēminātus (past participle of dissēmināre; dis- dis-1 + sēmināre to sow), equivalent to dis- + sēmin- (stem of sēmen seed) + -ātus -ate1
Related formsdis·sem·i·na·tion, noundis·sem·i·na·tive, adjectivedis·sem·i·na·tor, nounun·dis·sem·i·nat·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples of disseminate

  • I mention these to show the type of stuff Steele is willing to disseminate—if he is paid for it.

    Secret Armies

    John L. Spivak

  • This is the fallacy the "System" spends millions every year to foster and disseminate.

    Frenzied Finance

    Thomas W. Lawson

  • And the mission of the Church is to disseminate that spirit.

  • She thought of an organ, to disseminate the Truth as it was in Mrs. Eddy.

    Christian Science

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • They do not disseminate the little, outdated knowledge that they do possess.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin


British Dictionary definitions for disseminate

disseminate

verb
  1. (tr) to distribute or scatter about; diffuse
Derived Formsdissemination, noundisseminative, adjectivedisseminator, noun

Word Origin for disseminate

C17: from Latin dissēmināre, from dis- 1 + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed
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Word Origin and History for disseminate
v.

c.1600, from Latin disseminatus, past participle of disseminare "to spread abroad, disseminate," from dis- "in every direction" (see dis-) + seminare "to plant, propagate," from semen (genitive seminis) "seed" (see semen). Related: Disseminated; disseminates; disseminating. Middle English had dissemen "to scatter" (early 15c.).

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