Circulate meaning

sûrkyə-lāt
To cause to move around freely or go from one person or place to another; place in circulation.
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To go from person to person or from place to place.
  • To move about freely, as air.
  • To move about as in society or at a party.
  • To be made widely known, felt, established, distributed, etc.
  • To be distributed to a circle or mass of readers or collectors.
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To spread widely among persons or places; disseminate.

Gossip tends to circulate quickly.

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To move in or flow through a circle or circuit.

Blood circulating through the body.

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To move about or flow freely, as air.
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To move in or flow through a circle or a circuit. Blood circulates through the body as it flows out from the heart to the tissues and back again.
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(intransitive) To move in circles or through a circuit.
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To cause (a person or thing) to move in circles or through a circuit.
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To move from person to person, as at a party.
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To circulate money or gossip.

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To become widely known.
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The definition of circulate means to move around or through.

Blood moving through the body is an example of to circulate.

Moving from one person to another at a party is an example of to circulate.

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To move in or flow through a circle or circuit.

Blood circulating through the body.

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To move around, as from person to person or place to place.

A guest circulating at a party.

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To move about or flow freely, as air.
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To cause to move about or be distributed.

Please circulate these fliers.

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To move in a circle, circuit, or course and return to the same point, as blood through the body.
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Origin of circulate

  • From Middle English circulat continuously distilled from Latin circulātus past participle of circulāre to make circular from circulus circle circle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin circulatus, past participle of circulare (“make circular, encircle”), a later collateral form of circulari (“form a circle (of men) around one's self”), from circulus (“a circle”)

    From Wiktionary