Definition of Radiate in English :

Define Radiate in English

Radiate meaning in English

Meaning of Radiate in English

Pronunciation of Radiate in English

Radiate pronunciation in English

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1. radiate

send out rays or waves

Example Sentences:
'The sun radiates heat'

2. radiate

send out real or metaphoric rays

Example Sentences:
'She radiates happiness'

3. radiate, ray

extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center

Example Sentences:
'spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel'
'This plants radiate spines in all directions'

4. beam, glow, radiate, shine

have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

Example Sentences:
'Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna'

5. radiate

cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays

Example Sentences:
'The sun is radiating'

6. beam, glow, radiate, shine

experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

Example Sentences:
'She was beaming with joy'
'Her face radiated with happiness'

7. radiate

issue or emerge in rays or waves

Example Sentences:
'Heat radiated from the metal box'

8. diversify, radiate

spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate

Example Sentences:
'The plants on this island diversified'


9. radial, radiate, stellate

arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center

Example Sentences:
'radial symmetry'
'a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals'
'many cities show a radial pattern of main highways'

10. radiate

having rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of daisies

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (ˈreɪdɪˌeɪt )
1. Also: eradiate
to emit (heat, light, or some other form of radiation) or (of heat, light, etc) to be emitted as radiation
2. (intransitive)
(of lines, beams, etc) to spread out from a centre or be arranged in a radial pattern
3. (transitive)
(of a person) to show (happiness, health, etc) to a great degree
adjective (ˈreɪdɪɪt , -ˌeɪt)
having rays; radiating
(of a capitulum) consisting of ray florets
(of animals or their parts) showing radial symmetry
adorned or decorated with rays
a radiate head on a coin

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verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈradiˌated or ˈradiˌating
to send out rays of heat, light, etc.; be radiant
to come forth or spread out in rays
heat radiating from a stove
to branch out in lines from a center
highways radiating from a city
verb transitive
to send out (heat, light, etc.) in rays
to give forth or spread (happiness, love, etc.) as if from a center
having rays or raylike parts; radial
7.  Botany
having ray flowers or florets
8.  Zoology
having radial symmetry, as a jellyfish

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v. ra·di·at·ed, ra·di·at·ing, ra·di·ates
1. To send out rays or waves.
2. To issue or emerge in rays or waves: Heat radiated from the stove.
3. To extend in straight lines from or toward a center; diverge or converge like rays: Spokes radiate from a wheel hub.
4. To spread into new habitats and thereby diverge or diversify. Used of a group of organisms.
1. To emit (light or energy) in rays or waves.
2. To send or spread out from or as if from a center: a cactus that radiates spines.
3. To irradiate or illuminate (an object).
4. To manifest in a glowing manner: a leader who radiates confidence.
adj. (-ĭt)
1. Botany Having rays or raylike parts, as in the flower heads of daisies.
2. Biology Characterized by radial symmetry.
3. Surrounded with rays: a radiate head on a coin.

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