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Definitions and Synonyms of rotate | Another word for rotate | What is rotate?

Definition 1: plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession - [verb of change]

Samples where rotate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil

(rotate is a kind of ...) cause to grow or develop

"He grows vegetables in his backyard"

(rotate has a similar meaning as ...) exchange on a regular basis

"We rotate the lead soprano every night"

Definition 2: perform a job or duty on a rotating basis - [verb of competition]

Samples where rotate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Interns have to rotate for a few months

(rotate is a kind of ...) do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function

"He served as head of the department for three years" "She served in Congress for two terms"

(rotate has a similar meaning as ...) exchange on a regular basis

"We rotate the lead soprano every night"

Definition 3: cause to turn on an axis or center - [verb of motion]

Samples where rotate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Rotate the handle

Synonyms for rotate in the sense of this definition

(rotate is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

(... is a kind of rotate ) rotate with a crank

(... is a kind of rotate ) cause to spin

"spin a coin"

(... is a kind of rotate ) cause a floating log to rotate by treading

(rotate has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 4: turn on or around an axis or a center - [verb of motion]

Samples where rotate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Earth revolves around the Sun
  • The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire

Synonyms for rotate in the sense of this definition

(rotate is a kind of ...) move around an axis or a center

"The wheels are turning"

(... is a kind of rotate ) cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion

"drive in screws or bolts"

(... is a kind of rotate ) turn like a screw

(... is a kind of rotate ) change directions as if revolving on a pivot

"They wheeled their horses around and left"

(... is a kind of rotate ) revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

"The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

(... is a kind of rotate ) turn in a twisting or spinning motion

"The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

(rotate has a similar meaning as ...) cause to turn on an axis or center

"Rotate the handle"

Definition 5: turn outward - [verb of motion]

Samples where rotate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These birds can splay out their toes
  • ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees

Synonyms for rotate in the sense of this definition

(rotate is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Samples where rotate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We rotate the lead soprano every night

(rotate is a kind of ...) exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions

(rotate has a similar meaning as ...) plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession

"We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"

(rotate has a similar meaning as ...) perform a job or duty on a rotating basis

"Interns have to rotate for a few months"

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