Synonyms of spreading


1. spread, spreading, change of location, travel

usage: process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

2. dissemination, airing, public exposure, spreading, transmission

usage: the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate

3. spread, spreading, extension

usage: act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time


1. spread, distribute

usage: distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"

2. spread, propagate, move

usage: become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"

3. spread, overspread, cover, continue, extend

usage: spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"

4. unfold, spread, spread out, open, undo

usage: spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"

5. 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"

6. go around, spread, circulate, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"

7. spread, scatter, spread out, circulate, pass around, pass on, distribute

usage: strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"

8. diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out, spread, distribute

usage: move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"

9. spread, cover

usage: cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"

10. spread

usage: distribute over a surface in a layer; "spread cheese on a piece of bread"

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