Scatter vs Disseminate - What's the difference?

scatter | disseminate |


As verbs the difference between scatter and disseminate

is that scatter is (ergative) to (cause to) separate and go in different directions; to disperse while disseminate is to sow and scatter principles, ideas, opinions, and errors for growth and propagation, such as seed.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

scatter

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (ergative) To (cause to) separate and go in different directions; to disperse.
  • the police scattered the crowds
    the crowd scattered
  • * Shakespeare
  • Scatter and disperse the giddy Goths.
  • To distribute loosely as by sprinkling.
  • Her ashes were scattered at the top of a waterfall.
  • * Dryden
  • Why should my muse enlarge on Libyan swains, / Their scattered cottages, and ample plains?
  • (physics) To deflect (radiation or particles).
  • To occur or fall at widely spaced intervals.
  • To frustrate, disappoint, and overthrow.
  • to scatter hopes or plans

    Derived terms

    * scatterbrain * scatterplot * scattershot

    disseminate

    English

    Verb

    (disseminat)
  • To sow and scatter principles, ideas, opinions, and errors for growth and propagation, such as seed
  • To become scattered.
  • The values of the human rights movement have disseminated throughout the world.

    Synonyms

    * spread * circulate * propagate

    Coordinate terms

    * promulgate

    Derived terms

    * dissemination