emanate

verb
em·​a·​nate | \ ˈe-mə-ˌnāt How to pronounce emanate (audio) \
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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Choose the Right Synonym for 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 (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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Recent Examples on the Web On Wednesday, a panel of lawmakers struggled to understand the matter, which emanates from the deep weeds of state accounting procedures and is filled with nuance and the trappings of government bureaucracy. Ryan Faircloth, Twin Cities, "MN DHS ‘violated’ state law, but so did nearly every other state agency," 14 Nov. 2019 To add sound, the researchers tweaked the ultrasound coming from their speakers so the emanating sound waves interacted and produced audible frequencies. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "See the new Star Wars-like display that could ‘revolutionize’ virtual reality," 13 Nov. 2019 Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager join figures across the political spectrum to examine the plague of censorship and groupthink emanating from college campuses. John Fund, National Review, "In No Safe Spaces, an Odd Couple Teams Up to Fight Free-Speech Bans," 3 Nov. 2019 But if Apple knew better than to attempt to emanate pirates for real, the startups that emerged in its wake, inevitably influenced by Jobs and his legacy, have not always been so discerning. Sarah Todd, Quartz, "The Steve Jobs speech that made Silicon Valley obsessed with pirates," 22 Oct. 2019 As the warm sun falls on the Moroccan coastline and the sky turns Martian orange, the music emanating from the third-annual Moga Festival elevates to an otherworldly vibe. Nicolas Stecher, Billboard, "Morocco's Moga Festival Shines Bright With Blond:ish, Kenny Dope and Local Roots," 22 Oct. 2019 Even those with less one-on-one interactions with Trump have offered testimony painting a picture of dysfunction at best - and malfeasance at worst - emanating down from the president. Ashley Parker, Anchorage Daily News, "Impeachment inquiry shows Trump at the center of Ukraine efforts against rivals," 18 Oct. 2019 If the word emanated from almost any other person, it would be considered not fit for repetition, let alone mass broadcast, under the puritanical standards of decency this country is supposedly based on. Washington Post, "‘If the president is doing it . . .’: How Trump took swearing mainstream," 4 Oct. 2019 The loudest clicks from sperm whales have been measured at 230—louder than a rocket launch but emanating underwater. Jennifer Emerling, National Geographic, "Seeking silence on a California road trip," 6 Aug. 2019

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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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The first known use of emanate was in 1756

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4 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Emanate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emanating. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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More Definitions for emanate

emanate

verb
How to pronounce emanate (audio)

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 How to pronounce emanate (audio) \
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 How to pronounce emanate (audio) \
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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