spread the word


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spread the word

To disseminate a specific piece of information. Hey, the game is canceled due to the rain—spread the word. The goal of this program is to spread the word about the dangers of opioids.
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spread the word

to tell many people some kind of information. I need to spread the word that the meeting is canceled for this afternoon.
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spread the ˈword

tell people about something: Because of her contacts in the business world, he asked Kate to spread the word about his latest venture. OPPOSITE: keep something to yourself
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Our mission is to spread the Word of God and try to inculcate a love of reading in people.
His last words to me were, 'Please spread the word and tell people never to pick up a packet of cigarettes.
They examined the intersection of industry and homes, questioned its lack of health care, spread the word to residents about the bacteria and pollution in the community.
The camp was able to effectively spread the word about its program through a variety of "gifted and talented" educational and advocacy groups.
Now I have the opportunity to help spread the word of poetry, something that I love.
The portal allows us to spread the word about the good work the federation is doing and showcase the learning and the projects undertaken by the young people.
We'll certainly do our best to spread the word, within the industry and to the general public.
When William Starrett, artistic director of the Columbia City Ballet in South Carolina, decided to choreograph a full-evening work last winter, he spread the word that he wanted to audition as many blacks as whites.
The youth activism programs are designed to help youth, and the organizations with which they work, spread the word about the tobacco issue.
Her story has generated additional interest from the media and public about our report and we appreciate E Magazine for being a vehicle to spread the word about environmental contamination and impacts on women's health.
The program empowers local members of the community to take action on behalf of their children, become educated about healthy eating habits and market their ideas publicly to spread the word.
The program is in need of more trained volunteers for its August 2004 trip and asks that the ADAA help spread the word of its work to members.
McNeil is committed to helping spread the word to runners of all ages about the dangers of over-hydration and hyponatremia.
That's why the Vermont Department of Health has enlisted hairstylists to help spread the word about all the health resources available to local women.