circulate vs mobilize what difference

what is difference between circulate and mobilize

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

Alternative forms

  • (Commonwealth) mobilise

Etymology

From French mobiliser

Verb

mobilize (third-person singular simple present mobilizes, present participle mobilizing, simple past and past participle mobilized)

  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.

Related terms

  • mobile
  • mobility
  • mobilization
  • move

Translations


Portuguese

Verb

mobilize

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of mobilizar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of mobilizar
  3. first-person singular imperative of mobilizar
  4. third-person singular imperative of mobilizar

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