HyperDic: rotate

English > 6 senses of the word rotate:
VERBmotionrotate, revolve, go aroundturn on or around an axis or a center
socialrotateexchange on a regular basis
competitionrotateperform a job or duty on a rotating basis
motionrotate, circumvolvecause to turn on an axis or center
motionrotate, turn out, splay, spread outturn outward
changerotateplant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession
rotate > pronunciation
Soundsrow'tey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > rotate: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningturn on or around an axis or a center.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"
Synonymsrevolve, go around
Caused byrotate, circumvolveCause to turn on an axis or center
Narrowerscrew, drive inCause to penetrate, as with a circular motion
screwTurn like a screw
spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyraterevolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirlTurn in a twisting or spinning motion
wheel, wheel aroundchange directions as if revolving on a pivot
BroaderturnMove around an axis or a center
Similar torotate, circumvolveCause to turn on an axis or center
Spanishgirar, revolver, rodar, rotar, voltear
Catalangirar, regirar, rodar, rotar, voltar, voltejar
Nounsrotationthe act of rotating as if on an axis
English > rotate: 6 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningExchange on a regular basis.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"We rotate the lead soprano every night"
BroaderalternateExchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
Similar torotateplant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession
rotatePerform a job or duty on a rotating basis
Spanishalternarse, alternar, rotar
Catalanalternar, canviar
Nounsrotationa planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.)
English > rotate: 6 senses > verb 3, competition
MeaningPerform a job or duty on a rotating basis.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Interns have to rotate for a few months"
BroaderserveDo duty or hold offices
Similar torotateExchange on a regular basis
Spanishrotar
Nounsrotationa planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.)
English > rotate: 6 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningCause to turn on an axis or center.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Rotate the handle"
Synonymcircumvolve
Cause torevolve, go around, rotateturn on or around an axis or a center
Entailed byunscrewloosen something by unscrewing it
Narrowerbirl, birleCause a floating log to rotate by treading
crank, crank upRotate with a crank
whirl, birl, spin, twirlCause to spin
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Similar torevolve, go around, rotateturn on or around an axis or a center
Spanishhacer rotar, rodar, rotar
Catalandonar voltes, girar-se, girar, rodar, rotar, tombar-se, voltar
Adjectivesrotatoryof or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn
Nounsrotationthe act of rotating as if on an axis
English > rotate: 6 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningTurn outward.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"
Synonymsturn out, splay, spread out
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishachaflanarse
Catalanaixamfranar-se, aixamfranar
English > rotate: 6 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningplant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"
BroadergrowCause to grow or develop
Similar torotateExchange on a regular basis
Nounsrotationa planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.)

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