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.
Recent Examples of emanate from the Web
On Friday, a California federal court handed Atlantic Speciality Insurance Company a summary judgment victory in a legal fight emanating from the halting of production of USA Network's Dig.
Four long antennas, which emanate from the front of the probe like the spokes of a wheel, will collect data.
But whatever few complaints there were vanished in the hip-hop beats emanating from bars on Ocean Drive, occasionally drowned out by the deafening boom of military aircraft flying overhead just off the shore of South Beach.
Given the parade of scandals and lies emanating from the Trump White House, the prospect of finding one independent soul among our thousands of partisan warriors holds an obvious political appeal.
Backed by a grant from the National Science Foundation, The Electronic Small World Project seeks to identify the strongest strings emanating from a large sample of people, and then show how those strings connect together to form the full Web.
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Origin and Etymology of emanate
Latin emanatus, past participle of emanare, from e- + manare to flow
First Known Use: 1756See Words from the same year
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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