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ra·di·ate

radiate

 
 
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: reI di eIt
inflections: radiates, radiating, radiated
definition 1: to send forth rays or waves, as of heat or electromagnetic radiation.
The sun radiates, sending out both heat and light.
definition 2: to come forth in the form of rays or waves.
Light radiates from the sun.
synonyms:
beam
similar words:
glow, shine, transmit
definition 3: to spread out in many directions from a center.
News of the royal birth radiated from the palace.Spokes radiate from the center of a bicycle wheel.
synonyms:
diffuse, spread
similar words:
branch, circulate, disperse, diverge, fan out, shine
definition 4: to project cheer or good feeling.
The doctor's face radiated as he gave his cancer patient the good news.
synonyms:
beam, glow
similar words:
effervesce, shine
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to emit.
The sun radiates heat.The fire radiated warmth.
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synonyms:
emit, irradiate, send, shed
similar words:
beam, exude, transmit
definition 2: to project in a radiant manner.
She radiated confidence as she walked in for her interview.The bride and groom radiated joy.
similar words:
exude, ooze, project
definition 3: to spread out; diffuse.
Scandal sheets radiated gossip about the royal couple.
synonyms:
diffuse, disperse, scatter
similar words:
circulate, spread
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: reI di iht
definition: having rays that begin from a central point.
synonyms:
radial
similar words:
centrifugal, divergent
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