Another word for scatter
scatter disperse dissipate dispelSearch Thesaurus
These verbs mean to cause a mass or aggregate to separate and go in different directions. Scatter refers to loose or haphazard distribution of components: “the scattered driftwood, bleached and dry” (Celia Laighton Thaxter). Disperse implies the complete breaking up of the mass or aggregate: “only a few industrious Scots perhaps, who indeed are dispersed over the face of the whole earth” (George Chapman). Dissipate suggests a reduction to nothing: “The main of life is composed … of meteorous pleasures which dance before us and are dissipated“ (Samuel Johnson). Dispel suggests driving away or off by or as if by scattering: “But he … with high words … gently raised/Their fainting courage, and dispelled their fears” (John Milton).
Another word for scatterverb
To cause to separate and go in various directions:dispel, disperse, dissipate. See collect
To disappear by or as if by rising:disperse, dissipate, lift. See collect, rise
To extend over a wide area:circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, radiate, spread, strew. See move, wide