Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb circulate

8 senses of circulate

Sense 1
go around, spread, circulate -- (become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around -- (cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news")
       => publicize, publicise, air, bare -- (make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare")

Sense 3
circulate, pass around, pass on, distribute -- (cause be distributed; "This letter is being circulated among the faculty")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 4
circulate -- (move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point; "Blood circulates in my veins"; "The air here does not circulate")
       => run, flow, feed, course -- (move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi")

Sense 5
circle, circulate -- (move in circles)
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 6
circulate -- (cause to move in a circuit or system; "The fan circulates the air in the room")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 7
circulate -- (move around freely; "She circulates among royalty")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 8
mobilize, mobilise, circulate -- (cause to move around; "circulate a rumor")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

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