Disseminate Definition

disseminated, disseminates, disseminating
disseminated, disseminates, disseminating
To scatter far and wide; spread abroad, as if sowing; promulgate widely.
Webster's New World
To spread abroad; promulgate.
Disseminate news.
American Heritage
To become diffused; spread.
American Heritage

Origin of Disseminate

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin dissēmināre dissēmināt- dis- dis- sēmināre to sow (from sēmen sēmin- seed sē- in Indo-European roots)

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

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