difundir

difundir(
dee
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foon
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deer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to circulate)
a. to spread
Los medios difundieron el rumor sin verificarlo primero.The media spread the rumor without checking it first.
b. to broadcast
La emisora pública está difundiendo la ceremonia de los premios en directo.The public station is broadcasting the award ceremony live.
c. to issue
La asociación ecologista difundió una advertencia por la deforestación en la zona.The environmental association issued a warning about deforestation in the area.
d. to disseminate
El objetivo de la organización es difundir la cultura de nuestro país en el mundo.The aim of the organization is to disseminate our country's culture all over the world.
2. (physics)
a. to diffuse
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
Las farolas difunden la luz que la ciudad necesita de noche.The street lights diffuse the light the city needs at night.
b. to give off
La lámpara del baño difunde una luz amarilla muy débil.The bathroom lamp gives off a very weak yellow light.
difundirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to circulate)
a. to spread
La noticia de la abdicación del Rey se difundió de inmediato por el país.The news of the King's abdication spread inmediately across the country.
4. (to disseminate)
a. to become diffused
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
El calor se difunde por todo el edificio mediante el sistema de calefacción.The heat becomes diffused throughout the building by means of the heating system.
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difundir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (noticia, doctrina, epidemia)
a. to spread
2. (luz, calor)
a. to diffuse
3. (emisión radiofónica)
a. to broadcast
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (noticia, doctrina, epidemia)
a. to spread
5. (luz, calor)
a. to be diffused
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difundir
transitive verb
1 (extender) [+calor, luz] to diffuse; [+gas] to give off
2 (propagar) [+programa, imagen] to broadcast; transmit
la televisión difundió unas tremendas imágenes del accidente prohibieron difundir esas imágenes
[+teoría, ideología] to spread; disseminate
una forma de difundir las nuevas ideas las costumbres de los romanos fueron difundidas a los rincones más remotos del imperio no ha conseguido difundir su teoría más allá de su propia universidad
difundir una noticia to spread a piece of news
pronominal verb
difundirse
1 [+calor, luz] to become diffused
2 [+teoría] to spread
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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