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 Congress Party did, at times, exude a superior swagger, which enabled Jinnah to accuse it of working for an exclusively Hindu Raj. Ferdinand Mount, WSJ, "‘Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World’ Review: The Prophet as Politician," 1 Nov. 2018 Instead, Kura exudes openness: the space is airy and bright, the decor more Memphis than Kyoto. Wei Tchou, Vogue, "New York’s First Sake Brewery Considers the Art of American Rice Wine," 24 Oct. 2018 Location: La Jolla, California Price: $30,000,000 There are certain houses that look ready-made for a movie scene, Hollywood-glam exuding from every picturesque view or over-the-top fountain. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Cliffside California mansion fit for a Bond villain asks $30M," 5 Oct. 2018 Everything from the logo to the lobby exudes retro, mid-century modern sophistication. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Atlanta," 23 Aug. 2018 Your presence exudes playfulness and people gravitate towards your youthful energy. Ashley Otero, Teen Vogue, "Who You Should Date, Based on Your Horoscope," 20 Aug. 2018 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

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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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More Definitions for exude

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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