follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

disseminate

[dih-sem-uh-neyt] /dɪˈsɛm əˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), disseminated, disseminating.
1.
to scatter or spread widely, as though sowing seed; promulgate extensively; broadcast; disperse:
to disseminate information about preventive medicine.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin dissēminātus (past participle of dissēmināre; dis- dis-1 + sēmināre to sow), equivalent to dis- + sēmin- (stem of sēmen seed) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
dissemination, noun
disseminative, adjective
disseminator, noun
undisseminated, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for disseminates
  • Moreover, trade disseminates knowledge and technology.
  • And even as it disseminates the mood, the press might also help to set it.
  • Tells how the organization disseminates information.
  • Farthest to the back, the occipital lobe takes in and disseminates visual information.
  • disseminates timely, accurate and responsive health information to the public.
  • disseminates information to the public about hazards and protective measures.
  • The division disseminates that information to the general public, the business, banking and legal communities.
British Dictionary definitions for disseminates

disseminate

/dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to distribute or scatter about; diffuse
Derived Forms
dissemination, noun
disseminative, adjective
disseminator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dissēmināre, from dis-1 + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for disseminates

disseminate

v.

c.1600, from Latin disseminatus, past participle of disseminare "to spread abroad, disseminate," from dis- "in every direction" (see dis-) + seminare "to plant, propagate," from semen (genitive seminis) "seed" (see semen). Related: Disseminated; disseminates; disseminating. Middle English had dissemen "to scatter" (early 15c.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for disseminates

15
17
Scrabble Words With Friends