circulate vs mobilise what difference

what is difference between circulate and mobilise

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin circulatus, past participle of Late Latin circulare (make circular, encircle), a later collateral form of circulari (form a circle (of men) around oneself), from circulus (a circle).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: sər’kü-lāt, IPA(key): /ˈsɚˌkju.leɪt/

Verb

circulate (third-person singular simple present circulates, present participle circulating, simple past and past participle circulated)

  1. (intransitive) to move in circles or through a circuit
  2. (transitive) to cause (a person or thing) to move in circles or through a circuit
  3. to move from person to person, as at a party
  4. to spread or disseminate
    to circulate money or gossip
  5. to become widely known
  6. (mathematics) Of decimals: to repeat.

Synonyms

  • put about
  • spread
  • disseminate

Translations

Further reading

  • circulate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • circulate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Italian

Verb

circulate

  1. inflection of circulare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of circulato

Latin

Verb

circulāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of circulō


English

Etymology

From French mobiliser

Verb

mobilise (third-person singular simple present mobilises, present participle mobilising, simple past and past participle mobilised) (British spelling)

  1. (transitive) To make something mobile.
  2. (transitive) To assemble troops and their equipment in a coordinated fashion so as to be ready for war.
  3. (intransitive) To become made ready for war.

Alternative forms

  • (US) mobilize

Antonyms

  • (make something mobile): stabilise, fix
  • (assemble troops and equipments to be ready for war): demobilise

Related terms

  • mobilisation

Translations


French

Verb

mobilise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of mobiliser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of mobiliser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of mobiliser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of mobiliser
  5. second-person singular imperative of mobiliser

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