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Definition of ROTATE

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Rotate \Ro"tate\, a. [L. rotatus, p. p. of rotare to turn round like a wheel, fr. rota wheel. See {Rotary}, and cf. {Roue}.] Having the parts spreading out like a wheel; wheel-shaped; as, a rotate spicule or scale; a rotate corolla, i.e., a monopetalous corolla with a flattish border, and no tube or a very short one. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Rotate \Ro"tate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rotated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rotating}.]
     1. To turn, as a wheel, round an axis; to revolve. [1913 Webster]

     2. To perform any act, function, or operation in turn, to hold office in turn; as, to rotate in office. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Rotate \Ro"tate\, v. i.
     1. To cause to turn round or revolve, as a wheel around an axle. [1913 Webster]

     2. To cause to succeed in turn; esp., to cause to succeed some one, or to be succeeded by some one, in office. [Colloq.] "Both, after a brief service, were rotated out of office." --Harper's Mag. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

120 Moby Thesaurus words for "rotate":
     advance, alternate, ascend, back, back up, bandy, be here again, become airborne, budge, change, change place, circle, circulate, circumrotate, circumvolute, clear, climb, come again, come and go, come around, come round, come round again, come up again, convert, crank, cycle, descend, ebb, ensue, evert, exchange, flow, fly aloft, follow, get over, go, go around, go round, go sideways, gyrate, gyre, interchange, intermit, introvert, intussuscept, invaginate, inverse, invert, jump off, leave the ground, mount, move, move over, oscillate, pirouette, pivot, plunge, progress, pronate, pulsate, pulse, reappear, recur, reel, regress, relieve, reoccur, repeat, resupinate, retrogress, return, reverse, revolve, rise, roll, roll around, round, run, screw, shift, sink, soar, spell, spin, stir, stream, subside, succeed, supinate, swap, swing, switch, swivel, take off, take turns, taxi, transpose, travel, turn, turn a pirouette, turn about, turn around, turn down, turn in, turn inside out, turn out, turn over, turn round, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn upside down, twirl, twist, undulate, wamble, wane, wheel, wheel around, whirl, wind

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