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  Definition of rotate
  1. plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession; "We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"
  2. perform a job or duty on a rotating basis; "Interns have to rotate for a few months"
  3. turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"
  4. turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"
  5. cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"
  6. exchange on a regular basis; "We rotate the lead soprano every night"
Similar Words: revolve, go around, turn out, splay, spread out, circumvolve

 

See Also: focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center

 

Hyponyms: screw, drive in, wheel, wheel around, spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate, twirl, swirl, twiddle, crank, crank up, birl, birle

 

Grouped Verbs: circumvolve, revolve, go around

 

Derivational Morphology: rotation, rotary motion, revolution, gyration, turnout, circumvolution

 

Anagrams: Tetrao

 

 
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