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Rotate appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • So, Ma, I rotate goths: I wish to get a Tori Amos.
  • Em, a fungi mag I rotate: got to get at origami gnu fame.
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Definition of the verb rotate

What does rotate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: rotated | rotating | rotates

  1. turn on or around an axis or a center
    • example: The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]Cora coiled the rope around the postVerbs of Putting: loop, roll, spin, swirl, twine, whirl, wind
      [Theme - nonrigid elongated] [Verb] [Adverb] [Path Preposition] [Location]That type of rope coils easily around the post
      [Theme - nonrigid elongated] [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location]The rope coiled around the post
      there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite]There fluttered a flag (over the fort)Verbs of Existence: bob, bow, creep, dance, drift, eddy, falter, flap, float, flutter, hover, jiggle, joggle, oscillate, pulsate, quake, quiver, revolve, rock, roil, shake, stir, sway, swirl, teeter, throb, totter, tremble, undulate, vacillate, vibrate, waft, wave, waver, wiggle, wobble, writhe
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]The patriots waved the flag
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]A flag fluttered
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]A flag fluttered over the fort | Bees are swarming in the garden
      [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]In the aquarium swam a striped fish | Over the fort fluttered a flag
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Bill rolled the ballVerbs of Motion: bounce, coil, drift, drop, float, glide, move, revolve, roll, slide, snake, soar, spin, spiral, swing, turn, twirl, twist, undulate, whirl, wind
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]Bill rolled the ball down the hill
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]Claire skated | The ball rolled | They waltzed
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Adjective]The drawer rolled open
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state]The drawer rolled to an open position
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location]The ball rolled down the hill
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of rotate: go around / revolve
    • more generic word: turn = move around an axis or a center
    • more specific terms:
  2. exchange on a regular basis
    • example: We rotate the lead soprano every night
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic word: alternate = exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
  3. perform a job or duty on a rotating basis
    • example: Interns have to rotate for a few months
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: serve = do duty or hold offices
  4. cause to turn on an axis or center
    • example: Rotate the handle
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite]There fluttered a flag (over the fort)Verbs of Existence: bob, bow, creep, dance, drift, eddy, falter, flap, float, flutter, hover, jiggle, joggle, oscillate, pulsate, quake, quiver, revolve, rock, roil, shake, stir, sway, swirl, teeter, throb, totter, tremble, undulate, vacillate, vibrate, waft, wave, waver, wiggle, wobble, writhe
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]The patriots waved the flag
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]A flag fluttered
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]A flag fluttered over the fort | Bees are swarming in the garden
      [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]In the aquarium swam a striped fish | Over the fort fluttered a flag
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Bill rolled the ballVerbs of Motion: bounce, coil, drift, drop, float, glide, move, revolve, roll, slide, snake, soar, spin, spiral, swing, turn, twirl, twist, undulate, whirl, wind
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]Bill rolled the ball down the hill
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]Claire skated | The ball rolled | They waltzed
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Adjective]The drawer rolled open
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state]The drawer rolled to an open position
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location]The ball rolled down the hill
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of rotate: circumvolve
    • more generic word: turn = change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
    • more specific terms:
    • cause: go around / revolve
  5. turn outward
    • example: ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of rotate: splay / spread out / turn out
    • more generic word: turn = change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
  6. plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession
    • example: We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: grow = cause to grow or develop

Alternative definition of the verb rotate

verb

  1. [intransitive] to spin, turn, or revolve.
  2. [intransitive] to advance through a sequence; to take turns.
  3. [intransitive, of aircraft] to lift the nose, just prior to takeoff.
  4. [transitive] to spin, turn, or revolve something.
  5. [transitive] to advance something through a sequence.
  6. [transitive] to replace older materials or to place older materials in front of newer ones so that older ones get used first.
  7. [transitive, of crops] to grow or plant in a certain order.

Specialised definition of the verb rotate

Glossary of sports

to move in a circle, or make something move in a circle (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Music

  1. "Rotate" is a song by American East Coast hip hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga, released as the lead single from their third studio album Channel 10. The song features fellow American rappers Busta Rhymes and Ron Browz and was produced by the latter. It is Capone and Noreaga's first single together in nine years.
  2. "Rotate" is a musical album of Primary.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  3. "Rotate" is a musical album of The Half Rabbits.
    • released on
  4. "Rotate" is the 2009 single album by Capone-N-Noreaga featuring Busta Rhymes and Ron Browz.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  5. "Rotate" is a musical EP of Antti Rannisto.
    • released on (9 years ago)

Game

"Rotate" is a video game.

  • genre: Strategy video game

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rotate

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Google previewUncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy (2012)

45 Formative Assessment Probes by Page Keeley, Cary Ivan Sneider

The Nature of Planet Earth The Nature of Planet Earth 5 The Two Rs Different words are A rotate means spin; B rotate means spin; your explanation.

Google previewAutomotive Industries (1922)

The reason for wanting the valve to rotate is that in operation the valve head does not heat up uniformly. In an L head engine that portion of the head toward the cylinder will assume a higher temperature than the rest, and this is likely to cause ...

Google previewMars and Venus Space Exploration (2011)

by Michael Teitelbaum

Rotate means to spin around once.Express your answer as a decimal. Round back information about Venus. It it off to two places. Use the chart to spacecraft to reach another planet. flew close to the planet. The mission was a huge success.

Google previewBridges: Mars and Venus: Space Explorations (2011)

by Michael Teitelbaum

Rotate means to spin around once.Express your answer as a decimal. Round back information about Venus. It it off to two places. Use the chart to recorded Venus's temperature. It help you.also sent data about the planet's atmosphere and ...

Google previewCosmic Purpose (2014)

by Toyohiko Kagawa

According to Einstein's principle of relativity, all movement possesses mass; therefore, the claim that the elementary particles provided a level within the nucleus to rotate means that this rotation has at least a small influence on the mass of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: Abaca to Buxus (1899)

by Sir George Watt, Edgar Thurston, T. N. Mukharji

tt Corolla rotate. Cymes various. Column minute. Coronal processes fleshy ...... Cymes umbelliform. Column large; coronal processes simple . . . Cymes racemiform. Column minute, fleshy ; coronal processes 2-fid Cymes ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1889)

by Sir George Watt

tt Corolla rotate. Cymes various. Column minute. Coronal processes fleshy 36. Tylophora. Cymes umbellifofm. Column large ; coronal processes simple 37. Treutlera. Cymes racemiform. Column minute, fleshy ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1905)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

and 8 will rotate ...

Google previewDictionary of Analytical Reagents on CD-ROM (1995)

by Ruzicka

Rotate Use the Rotate command to ...

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Usage statistics about rotate

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb rotate:

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Small photo of Fidget Spinner in white isolated background. The fidget spinner is a toy, a small spit, the rotating body is pivoted on a ball bearing which allows it to rotate on the axis of rotation.Small photo of Fidget Spinner in white isolated background. The fidget spinner is a toy, a small spit, the rotating body is pivoted on a ball bearing which allows it to rotate on the axis of rotation.Small photo of Fidget Spinner in white isolated background. The fidget spinner is a toy, a small spit, the rotating body is pivoted on a ball bearing which allows it to rotate on the axis of rotation.Small photo of Fidget Spinner in white isolated background. The fidget spinner is a toy, a small spit, the rotating body is pivoted on a ball bearing which allows it to rotate on the axis of rotation.Small photo of Fidget Spinner in white isolated background. The fidget spinner is a toy, a small spit, the rotating body is pivoted on a ball bearing which allows it to rotate on the axis of rotation.Small photo of Fidget Spinner in white isolated background. The fidget spinner is a toy, a small spit, the rotating body is pivoted on a ball bearing which allows it to rotate on the axis of rotation.Small photo of Fidget Spinner in white isolated background. The fidget spinner is a toy, a small spit, the rotating body is pivoted on a ball bearing which allows it to rotate on the axis of rotation. More...

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Quotes about Rotate

A bush that doesn't rotate baskets must not grow mushrooms.
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Scrabble value of R1O1T1A1T1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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