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RADIATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does radiate mean? 

RADIATE (verb)
  The verb RADIATE has 8 senses:

1. send out rays or waves
2. send out real or metaphoric rays
3. extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center
4. have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
5. cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays
6. experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
7. issue or emerge in rays or waves
8. spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate

  Familiarity information: RADIATE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


RADIATE (verb)


Sense 1radiate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Send out rays or waves

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Context example:

The sun radiates heat

Hypernyms (to "radiate" is one way to...):

emit; give off; give out (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s something


Sense 2radiate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Send out real or metaphoric rays

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

She radiates happiness

Hypernyms (to "radiate" is one way to...):

breathe; emit; pass off (expel (gases or odors))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3radiate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

ray; radiate

Context examples:

spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel / This plants radiates spines in all directions

Hypernyms (to "radiate" is one way to...):

extend; go; lead; pass; run (stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 4radiate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

glow; radiate; beam; shine

Context example:

Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna

Hypernyms (to "radiate" is one way to...):

appear; look; seem (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 5radiate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

The sun is radiating

Hypernyms (to "radiate" is one way to...):

cause to be perceived (have perceptible qualities)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "radiate"):

blink; flash; twinkle; wink; winkle (gleam or glow intermittently)

gleam; glimmer (shine brightly, like a star or a light)

glow (emit a steady even light without flames)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 6radiate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

glow; beam; radiate; shine

Context examples:

She was beaming with joy / Her face radiated with happiness

Hypernyms (to "radiate" is one way to...):

experience; feel (undergo an emotional sensation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 7radiate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Issue or emerge in rays or waves

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Heat radiated from the metal box

Hypernyms (to "radiate" is one way to...):

come forth; come out; egress; emerge; go forth; issue (come out of)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 8radiate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

diversify; radiate

Context example:

The plants on this island diversified

Hypernyms (to "radiate" is one way to...):

alter; change; vary (make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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