Circulate vs Flow - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between circulate and flow

is that circulate is to cause (a person or thing) to move in circles or through a circuit while flow is to discharge excessive blood from the uterus.

As verbs the difference between circulate and flow

is that circulate is to move in circles or through a circuit while flow is to move as a fluid from one position to another.

As a noun flow is

a movement in people or things with a particular way in large numbers or amounts.

circulate

English

Verb

(circulat)
  • to move in circles or through a circuit
  • to cause (a person or thing) to move in circles or through a circuit
  • to move from person to person, as at a party
  • to spread or disseminate
  • to circulate money or gossip
  • to become widely known
  • Synonyms

    * put about * spread * disseminate

    flow

    English

    Noun

  • A movement in people or things with a particular way in large numbers or amounts
  • The movement of a real or figurative fluid.
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  • The rising movement of the tide.
  • Smoothness or continuity.
  • The amount of a fluid that moves or the rate of fluid movement.
  • (psychology) The state of being at one with.
  • Menstruation fluid
  • Antonyms

    * (movement of the tide) ebb

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To move as a fluid from one position to another.
  • Rivers flow from springs and lakes.
    Tears flow from the eyes.
  • To proceed; to issue forth.
  • Wealth flows from industry and economy.
  • * Milton
  • Those thousand decencies that daily flow / From all her words and actions.
  • To move or match smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.
  • The writing is grammatically correct, but it just doesn't flow .
  • * Dryden
  • Virgil is sweet and flowing in his hexameters.
  • To have or be in abundance; to abound, so as to run or flow over.
  • * Bible, Joel iii. 18
  • In that day the hills shall flow with milk.
  • * Prof. Wilson
  • the exhilaration of a night that needed not the influence of the flowing bowl
  • To hang loosely and wave.
  • a flowing''' mantle; '''flowing locks
  • * A. Hamilton
  • the imperial purple flowing in his train
  • To rise, as the tide; opposed to ebb .
  • The tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The river hath thrice flowed , no ebb between.
  • (computing) To arrange (text in a wordprocessor, etc.) so that it wraps neatly into a designated space; to reflow.
  • To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
  • To cover with varnish.
  • To discharge excessive blood from the uterus.
  • Anagrams

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