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verb circulate pronunciation in American English /ˈsɜrkjəˌleɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycirculate
he/she/itcirculates
present participlecirculating
past tensecirculated
past participlecirculated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to move around continuously inside a system or area, or to make something do this

    a machine designed to circulate warm air

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  2. 2
    [intransitive] if information or ideas circulate, one person talks or writes about them to another, so that more and more people start to know about them

    Rumors began to circulate that the chairman was going to resign.

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  3. 3
    [transitive] to send something to all the members of a group of people
    circulate something to someone:

    The letter has been circulated to shareholders.

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