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Verb: circulate  'sur-kyu,leyt
  1. Become widely known and passed on
    "the story circulated in the office";
    - go around, spread
     
  2. Cause to become widely known
    "circulate a rumour";
    - circularize, circularise [Brit], distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around
     
  3. Cause to be distributed, e.g. to all relevant people, everyone on a list, etc.
    "This letter is being circulated among the faculty";
    - pass around, pass on, distribute
     
  4. Move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point
    "Blood circulates in my veins"; "The air here does not circulate"
     
  5. Move in circles
    - circle
     
  6. Cause to move in a circuit or system
    "The fan circulates the air in the room"
     
  7. Move around freely
    "She circulates among royalty"
     
  8. Cause to move around
    "circulate a rumour";
    - mobilize, mobilise [Brit]

Derived forms: circulated, circulates, circulating

Type of: air, bare, course, displace, feed, flow, go, locomote, move, publicise [Brit], publicize, run, travel

Encyclopedia: Circulate