disseminate[di sem′ə nāt′]
- To disseminate is defined as to make known or spread information.
An example of disseminate is when you publish a newsletter about an issue.
transitive verbdisseminated, disseminating
Origin of disseminate; from Classical Latin disseminatus, past participle of disseminare, literally , to scatter seed, hence disseminate ; from dis-, apart + seminare, to sow ; from semen, seed
verbdis·sem·i·nat·ed, dis·sem·i·nat·ing, dis·sem·i·nates
- To scatter widely, as in sowing seed.
- To spread abroad; promulgate: disseminate news.
Origin of disseminateLatin dissēmināre, dissēmināt- : dis-, dis- + sēmināre, to sow (from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see sē- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present disseminates, present participle disseminating, simple past and past participle disseminated)
An adaptation of Latin dissēmināt-, the perfect passive participial stem of dissēminō (“I broadcast”, “I disseminate”), from dis- (“in all directions”) + sēminō (“I plant”, “I sow”), from sēmen (“seed”).