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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The key here is to use the starchy pasta water to bring the elements together; the artichokes themselves don’t exude enough liquid to create a sauce. Melissa Clark, charlotteobserver, "Diving into the delicious mess that is the artichoke | Charlotte Observer," 15 May 2018 The title of genius is often given very quickly to black men who, at a minimum, exude some type of social consciousness around race and politics, which is often wrapped in ideals of protecting patriarchy and cisheteronormative values. George Johnson, The Root, "Black Genius: A Privilege Afforded Only to Straight Black Men," 9 May 2018 Scouts, coaches and executives can all be proud Baez and Contreras have not only become great players, but exude the kind of passion that’s good for baseball. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Fans aren't only ones making questionable All-Star selections," 9 July 2018 With its marble hues, minimalist decor and large copper kettles filled with simmering hot masala chai, no other shop exudes as much cool factor as this modern tea shop. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Where to find unforgettable tea and coffee service in the Bay Area," 25 May 2018 Ritter is another example of great casting, exuding an eery trustworthiness that's the result of a career in shows like Parenthood, Girls, and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. refinery29.com, "The Tale Review: A #MeToo Movie Worthy Of The Label," 21 May 2018 The Canada native takes a step back to observe the ills of society exuded throughout the clip. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Classified Hopes to Spark Change in Society With New 'Fallen' Video: Premiere," 29 June 2018 Guitarist and lead singer Chris Porterfield exuded folksy charm as he and his bandmates, including Milwaukee’s Devin Dobka on drums and Tom Wincek on keyboards, cruised through songs from their new album, Summertime Songs. Erin Richards, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Eaux Claires IV review: Day 1 music," 7 July 2018 Valee injects himself into the track with a much more uptempo flow than Boat previously exuded. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Lil Yachty & Valee Connect for New Song 'Wombo': Listen," 26 June 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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