Circulate and Tell


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Circulate verb – To make (as a piece of information) the subject of common talk without any authority or confirmation of accuracy.
Usage example: circulated a rumor that someone was about to be fired

Tell and circulate are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Circulate".
Nearby Words: circulation, circulating, circulator, circulatory
Synonyms for Circulate


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Circulate and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Circulate" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

news circulate news tell news
tales circulate tales tell tales

Both words in one sentence

  • Worst Aid Anyone trained in first aid can tell you that shock (the body failing to circulate blood properly) is actually one of the more dangerous threats posed to almost any accident victim.
    Source: Worst Aid
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Tell and Circulate. (2016). Retrieved 2021, June 13, from
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Tell or Circulate. 2016. Accessed June 13, 2021.

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