Definition of emanate
: to come out from a source <a sweet scent emanating from the blossoms>
: emit <she seems to emanate an air of serenity>
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.
Origin and Etymology of emanate
Latin emanatus, past participle of emanare, from e- + manare to flow
First Known Use: 1756
Synonym Discussion of emanate
EMANATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emanate for English Language Learners
: to come out from a source
: to send (something) out : to give out (something)
EMANATE Defined for Kids
Definition of emanate for Students
1 : to come out from a source <Heat emanated from the fire.>
2 : to give off or out <The teacher's face emanated kindness.>
Medical Definition of emanate
intransitive verb: to come out from a source
transitive verb: to give out or emit
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