reticulate

To reticulate is to form a type of net or network.

Reticulating is an activity that creates a net or network. Linking a group of computers into a shared network reticulates them. A spider spinning a web is doing a form of reticulating. A businessperson making connections with many colleagues is reticulating by creating a social network with them. The key to any form of reticulating is that it makes connections: it links people or things in a type of net.

Definitions of reticulate
  1. adjective
    resembling or forming a network
    “the reticulate veins of a leaf”
    “a reticulated highway system”
    synonyms: reticular
    cancellate, cancellated, clathrate
    having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows
    crisscross, crisscrossed
    marked with crossing lines
    fretted, interlaced, latticed, latticelike
    having a pattern of fretwork or latticework
    interconnected, interrelated
    reciprocally connected
    lacy, netlike, netted, webbed, webby, weblike
    having open interstices or resembling a web
    meshed
    resembling a network
    networklike
    having a network of veins or ribs
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    Antonyms:
    nonreticulate
    not resembling or forming a network
  2. verb
    distribute by a network, as of water or electricity
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    type of:
    distribute
    make available
  3. verb
    divide so as to form a network
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    type of:
    form
    assume a form or shape
  4. verb
    form a net or a network
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    type of:
    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
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