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cir·cu·late

circulate

 
 
pronunciation:
suhr ky leIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: circulates, circulating, circulated
definition 1: to move or flow along a closed path or system.
Blood circulates through the body.Water circulates in the fish tank.
similar words:
course, run, stream, travel
definition 2: to move around from person to person or from place to place.
He is circulating among the guests at the party.Jokes circulate rapidly among children.
similar words:
mix, travel
derivations: circulative (adj.), circulatory (adj.), circulator (n.)
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The word circulate contains the following parts:
circu-, circum- Latin prefix that means around
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).