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Definition of "circulate" []

  • To move in or flow through a circle or circuit: blood circulating through the body. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move around, as from person to person or place to place: a guest circulating at a party. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move about or flow freely, as air. (verb-intransitive)
  • To spread widely among persons or places; disseminate: Gossip tends to circulate quickly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to move about or be distributed: Please circulate these fliers. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "circulate" in a sentence
  • "While Johnson was less than serious about wanting to bring Sergio Aragonés' barbarian to theaters, he told MTV he'd be proud to have his name circulate in connection with the character."
  • "Over the last few weeks a new theme has started to circulate, which is, in a sense, much more potent and in any case more interesting."
  • "Leaving aside Fevola for the moment, can we not also drag into this sorry mess all of the other players who helped "circulate" the photo and who didn't say a peep about it?"