emanate

verb
em·​a·​nate | \ˈe-mə-ˌnāt \
emanated; emanating

Definition of emanate 

intransitive verb

: to come out from a source a sweet scent emanating from the blossoms

transitive verb

: emit she seems to emanate an air of serenity

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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 (such 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

Examples of emanate in a Sentence

Good smells emanated from the kitchen. Constant criticism has emanated from her opponents. Happiness seems to emanate from her. She seems to emanate happiness.
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But the next morning, steam, not magic, was emanating from his presidential ears. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: “Mueller Protection Rapid Response”," 11 Nov. 2018 But the pain emanating from Victor Alicea was almost too much to bear, even for his wife, Elsa. Helen Ubiñas, Philly.com, "Families of homicide victims, bonded by love | Helen Ubiñas," 13 July 2018 Kang today emanates a quiet confidence, and the kind of self-security that is the opposite of ego. Jenna Sauers, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Fashion Industry Is Obsessed With Size. This Model is Challenging the Status Quo.," 22 Aug. 2018 That influence generally emanates from Los Angeles and New York City, the two main hubs of the entertainment industry. Charles Stockdale, USA TODAY, "The 50 most famous actors from the 50 states," 8 July 2018 Schellman pointed out that astronomers using regular telescopes can't see beneath the surface of the sun, but 30 years of observations of the low-energy neutrinos that emanate from our star's center have allowed scientists to peer into its core. Author: Sarah Kaplan, Anchorage Daily News, "In a cosmic first, scientists detect ‘ghost particles’ from a distant galaxy," 12 July 2018 Schellman pointed out that astronomers using regular telescopes can't see beneath the surface of the sun, but 30 years of observations of the low-energy neutrinos that emanate from our star's center have allowed scientists to peer into its core. Sarah Kaplan, chicagotribune.com, "In a cosmic first, scientists detect 'ghost particles' from a distant galaxy," 12 July 2018 What is perhaps most striking in Doherty’s instructive account is the Red Scare vitriol that emanated from observers, commentators, and the general public. Noah Isenberg, The New Republic, "Making the Movies Un-American," 3 July 2018 In addition to the stadium and buildings nearby, there are also some new hotels, including a Sheraton, closer to the city center, which emanates from the gold-domed, hilltop Cathedral of St. Theodore Ushakov. Brett Martel, Fox News, "Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of emanate

1756, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for emanate

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

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More Definitions for emanate

emanate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of emanate

: to come out from a source

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

emanate

verb
em·​a·​nate | \ˈe-mə-ˌnāt \
emanated; emanating

Kids Definition of emanate

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

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

emanate

verb
em·​a·​nate | \ˈem-ə-ˌnāt \
emanated; emanating

Medical Definition of emanate 

intransitive verb

: to come out from a source

transitive verb

: to give out or emit

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