exude

verb
ex·ude | \ ig-ˈzüd \
exuded; exuding

Definition of exude 

intransitive verb

1 : to ooze out

2 : to undergo diffusion

transitive verb

1 : to cause to ooze or spread out in all directions

2 : to display conspicuously or abundantly exudes charm

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Examples of exude in a Sentence

Pine trees exude a sticky substance. The flowers exuded a sweet fragrance.

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In an office the size of an airport lounge, the floor-to-ceiling windows lined with toy trucks, Mr. Ak exuded the satisfaction of someone seemingly inoculated against the chaos around him. New York Times, "Turkey’s Economy Is So Hot That It May Face a Meltdown," 10 July 2018 However, the Philly neighborhoods exude more warmth. Ed Condran, courant.com, "Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination," 24 June 2018 His predecessor, Darienne Driver, exuded warmth as a cheerleader for MPS to the community. Alan J. Borsuk, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ambitious? Check. Optimistic? Check. Now, will Keith Posley's plan for MPS work?," 15 June 2018 As President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un exuded mutual warmth during a Tuesday summit, with beaming smiles and breezy back-patting, months of distant bickering dissolved in close-up bonhomie. Chun Han Wong, WSJ, "Nuclear Niceties: Trump and Kim Share Smiles, for a Change," 12 June 2018 For her World of Dance press day, the star wore a simple curve-hugging white ruched dress that exuded that good ol’ Jenny From the Block attitude her fans live for. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Solange Wears Silk, J-Lo Does Jenny From the Block," 5 May 2018 Climbing the canyons above Malibu, California, handling the tight, twisting sweepers, descending into quick switchbacks, the Expedition exudes confidence and stability. Aaron Bragman, USA TODAY, "Review: Ford's revamped Expedition SUV moves to the front of the pack," 13 July 2018 Meghan’s boatneck detail evoked Audrey’s love of the wide neckline, and the overall elegance of her dress exuded Breakfast at Tiffany’s vibes. Maura Hohman, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle Just Channeled Audrey Hepburn in Her Best Retro Dress Yet," 10 July 2018 This is my favorite kind of playing, and both teams exude talent and determination. Laurent Dubois, The Atlantic, "The Improbable Beauty of Lukaku’s Hop," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of exude

1574, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for exude

Latin exsudare, from ex- + sudare to sweat — more at sweat

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exude

verb

English Language Learners Definition of exude

: to produce a liquid or smell that flows out slowly

: to flow out slowly

: to show (a quality, emotion, etc.) very clearly or strongly

exude

verb
ex·ude | \ ig-ˈzüd \
exuded; exuding

Medical Definition of exude 

intransitive verb

1 : to ooze out

2 : to undergo diffusion

transitive verb

: to cause to ooze or spread out in all directions

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