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emanate

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verb em·a·nate \ˈe-mə-ˌnāt\

Simple Definition of emanate

  • : to come out from a source

  • : to send (something) out : to give out (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of emanate

emanated

emanating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to come out from a source <a sweet scent emanating from the blossoms>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  emit <she seems to emanate an air of serenity>

Examples of emanate in a sentence

  1. Good smells emanated from the kitchen.

  2. Constant criticism has emanated from her opponents.

  3. Happiness seems to emanate from her.

  4. She seems to emanate happiness.



Origin and Etymology of emanate

Latin emanatus, past participle of emanare, from e- + manare to flow


First Known Use: 1756

Synonym Discussion of emanate

spring, arise, rise, originate, derive, flow, issue, emanate, proceed, stem mean to come up or out of something into existence. spring implies rapid or sudden emerging <an idea that springs to mind>. arise and rise may both convey the fact of coming into existence or notice but rise often stresses gradual growth or ascent <new questions have arisen> <slowly rose to prominence>. originate implies a definite source or starting point <the fire originated in the basement>. derive implies a prior existence in another form <the holiday derives from an ancient Roman feast>. flow adds to spring a suggestion of abundance or ease of inception <words flowed easily from her pen>. issue suggests emerging from confinement through an outlet <blood issued from the cut>. emanate applies to the coming of something immaterial (as a thought) from a source <reports emanating from the capital>. proceed stresses place of origin, derivation, parentage, or logical cause <advice that proceeds from the best of intentions>. stem implies originating by dividing or branching off from something as an outgrowth or subordinate development <industries stemming from space research>.

EMANATE Defined for Kids

emanate

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verb em·a·nate \ˈe-mə-ˌnāt\

Definition of emanate for Students

emanated

emanating

  1. 1 :  to come out from a source <Heat emanated from the fire.>

  2. 2 :  to give off or out <The teacher's face emanated kindness.>




Medical Dictionary

emanate

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verb em·a·nate \ˈem-ə-ˌnāt\

Medical Definition of emanate

emanated

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emanating

  1. intransitive verb

  2. :  to come out from a source

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to give out or emit





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