disseminate | dissemination

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spread or distribute something

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disseminate - spread

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To ‘disseminate’ is to disperse information, knowledge, news, or opinions to as many people as possible. A key element of this term is the idea that something is spread out widely, but cannot be reined back in. For that reason, this word is often used in relation to political propaganda and the spreading of harmful rumours.

Synonyms distribute,broadcast,propagate
Antonyms concentrate,aggregate

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  1. The ruling party use the state-run newspaper to disseminate their views and propaganda.

  2. The undetected software virus resulted in the dissemination of employees' personal information online.

  3. Social media was used to rapidly disseminate the scurrilous rumours that led to an innocent person being forced to resign.

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