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From circular +‎ -ize.


circularize (third-person singular simple present circularizes, present participle circularizing, simple past and past participle circularized)

  1. (intransitive) To publicize something by publishing and distributing circulars.
  2. (transitive) To distribute a circular or circulars to.
    • 1926, Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises, Folio Society, published 2008, page 56:
      Mr and Mrs Aloysius Kirby announce the marriage of their daughter Katherine – I knew neither the girl nor the man she was marrying. They must be circularizing the town.
  3. To canvass opinion by using a questionnaire.
  4. (transitive) To make (something) circular in shape.

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