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- (UK) enPR: rōtāt', IPA(key): /ɹəʊˈteɪt/
- (US) enPR: rō'tāt, IPA(key): /ˈɹoʊteɪt/
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- Rhymes: (UK) -eɪt
- (intransitive) To spin, turn, or revolve.
- He rotated in his chair to face me.
- The earth rotates.
- (intransitive) To advance through a sequence; to take turns.
- The nurses' shifts rotate each week.
- (intransitive, of aircraft) To lift the nose during takeoff, just prior to liftoff.
- The aircraft rotates at sixty knots.
- (transitive) To spin, turn, or revolve something.
- Rotate the dial to the left.
- (transitive) To advance something through a sequence; to allocate or deploy in turns.
- 1975, “Architectural Digest”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name), volume 32, page 112:
- I've always admired the Japanese point of view that holds it best not to have a great number of objects around at one time but to rotate possessions — and display them with great simplicity.
- (transitive) To replace older materials or to place older materials in front of newer ones so that older ones get used first.
- The supermarket rotates the stock daily so that old foods don't sit around.
- (transitive) To grow or plant (crops) in a certain order.
Conjugation of rotate
- → Finnish: rotatoida
to spin, turn, or revolve
to advance through a sequence; to take turns
to spin, turn, or revolve something
to replace older materials or to place older materials in front of newer ones
to change which tire is on each corner of the car, so that they wear evenly
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rotate (not comparable)
- Having the parts spreading out like a wheel; wheel-shaped.
- a rotate spicule or scale; a rotate corolla
rotate f pl