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  1. cir·cu·late
    IPA[ˈsərkyəˌlāt]
  2. verb

    • 1. move or cause to move continuously or freely through a closed system or area:

      antibodies circulate in the bloodstream the fan circulates hot air around the oven
      Synonym : flow, course, move around, go around
    • 2. move around a social function in order to talk to many different people:

      the couple circulated, chatting to their guests
      Synonym : socialize, mingle
    • 3. pass or cause to pass from place to place or person to person:

      rumors of his arrest circulated they were circulating the list to conservation groups
      Synonym : spread, spread around, pass around, pass on, communicate, disseminate, transmit, make known, air, put around, bandy around, make public, broadcast, publicize, advertise, publish, post, propagate, promulgate, blazon abroad, noise abroad, distribute, give out, issue, purvey, bruit about/abroad, spread, be passed around, get around, go the rounds
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: circulate, 3rd person present: circulates, gerund or present participle: circulating, past tense: circulated, past participle: circulated

    • verb

      move continuously or freely through a closed system or area:

      move around a social function in order to talk to many different people:

    • noun

      a small library with books lent for a small fee to subscribers.
    • noun

      a small library with books lent for a small fee to subscribers.
    • noun

      a commodity used in commercial exchange, especially coins or gold.
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