exude

verb
ex·​ude | \ ig-ˈzüd How to pronounce exude (audio) \
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.
Recent Examples on the Web And in recent weeks, Navalny has done his best to exude optimism. Anton Troianovski, BostonGlobe.com, "A life in opposition: Navalny’s path from gadfly to heroic symbol," 13 Feb. 2021 These guys, more than the anthropologists, the spies, the nation builders, the spiritual seekers or the cunning lamas who populate these pages, seem to exude true wisdom. New York Times, "Climbing the Himalaya With Soldiers, Spies, Lamas and Mountaineers," 5 Jan. 2021 Grape stems often exude lots of moisture after pruning, which does not harm the plants but is often of concern to gardeners. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "Install bougainvilleas now, unless there is a freeze risk," 26 Dec. 2020 The pair exude an easy chemistry that’s palpable particularly to the bandmates who flesh out their songs as a muscular live ensemble. Los Angeles Times, "How did Black Pumas go from busking to Grammy faves? Practice, sure, and the right song," 11 Dec. 2020 Others just exude wealth and success, like Ralph Lauren’s Bedford, N.Y., estate. Jim Kiest, ExpressNews.com, "Critic’s picks: The best coffee table books for Christmas gifts this year feature David Bowie, Dolly Parton, Disney, San Antonio at Christmas and more," 2 Dec. 2020 The International Olympic Committee continues to exude confidence that the Tokyo Olympics can and will be held next summer, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "IOC is increasingly confident there will be fans at 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Thomas Bach says," 11 Nov. 2020 The combination of fun pieces with inclusive flair has attracted customers craving to exude positivity. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix-based Only Human apparel company finds success by doing good for good causes," 27 Nov. 2020 Throughout the dizzying new track, Zee and Atrel exude the swagger and confidence of people who needed to change things up in their love life. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "First Out: New Music From Isaac Dunbar, Tayla Parx, Girl in Red & More," 20 Nov. 2020

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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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27 Feb 2021

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“Exude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exude. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce exude (audio) \
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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