Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To publicize with circulars.
  • transitive verb To canvass or poll using a questionnaire.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make circular.
  • To bring to the notice or attention of by means of circulars; send circulars to (possible patrons) by way of advertisement: as, to circularize the clergy; to circularize investors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To publicize something by publishing and distributing circulars.
  • verb To canvass opinion by using a questionnaire.
  • verb To make something circular in shape.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb canvass by using a questionnaire
  • verb cause to become widely known
  • verb distribute circulars to
  • verb make circular
  • verb canvass by distributing letters

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The letter states that the union's policy "is to circularize all members of AGMA with the names of any singer who enables Steel's plans at the long term cost of jobs and livelihoods."

    Opera Claims Union Took Unfair Steps

  • In another neat trick, Turner could circularize the DNA molecules being sequenced, so the sequence could be repeated and checked multiple times.

    The $1,000 Genome

  • Then I can circularize all the auto body shops around the three states, see if anybody brought in a vehicle for damage repair in those colors.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • Then I can circularize all the auto body shops around the three states, see if anybody brought in a vehicle for damage repair in those colors.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • And they will circularize the orbiter to keep it in space.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2009

  • Then I can circularize all the auto body shops around the three states, see if anybody brought in a vehicle for damage repair in those colors.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • The people on the flight deck, they're getting ready to (UNINTELLIGIBLE) to circularize the orbit.

    CNN Transcript Aug 8, 2007

  • And then they'll do an orbital insertion burn, depending on the parameters and then over the next day or so they'll circularize and set themselves up for rendezvous with the International Space Station.

    CNN Transcript Dec 9, 2006

  • In fact, that is, as you mentioned, the only abort we've ever had in the space shuttle program, and that was an abort-to-orbit case, where you had enough performance to make it to orbit, but as soon as you get to orbit, you'll have to do an orbital maneuvering system burn to circularize your orbit and raise your altitude high enough.

    CNN Transcript Jul 26, 2005

  • It fought to circularize at an endurable distance.

    Starfarers

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