Synonyms of diffuse


1. diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out, spread, distribute

usage: move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"

2. permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle, penetrate, perforate

usage: spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"

3. circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around, publicize, publicise, air, bare

usage: cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"


1. diffuse, distributed (vs. concentrated)

usage: spread out; not concentrated in one place; "a large diffuse organization"

2. soft (vs. hard), diffuse, diffused

usage: (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected

3. diffuse, prolix (vs. concise)

usage: lacking conciseness; "a diffuse historical novel"

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