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radiate

ra·di·ate

radiate

 
pronunciation:
reI di eIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: radiated, radiates, radiating
definition 1: to send out rays, as of heat or electromagnetic radiation.
synonyms:
beam
similar words:
glow, shine, transmit
definition 2: to spread out in many directions from a center.
synonyms:
diffuse, spread
similar words:
branch, circulate, disperse, diverge, fan out, shine
definition 3: to project cheer or good feeling.
synonyms:
beam, glow
similar words:
effervesce, shine
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to emit.
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synonyms:
emit, irradiate, send, shed
similar words:
beam, exude, transmit
definition 2: to spread out; diffuse.
synonyms:
diffuse, disperse, scatter
similar words:
circulate, spread
definition 3: to project in a radiant manner.
She radiated confidence.
similar words:
exude, ooze, project
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: having rays that begin from a central point.
synonyms:
radial
similar words:
centrifugal, divergent
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Word Parts
The word radiate contains the following parts:
radi Latin root that means ray, spoke
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).