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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Photo: Everett Collection His contemporary Clint Eastwood (both born in 1930) was as laconic as McQueen, without exuding quite the same charismatic appeal to young and old alike. Peter Cowie, WSJ, "High-Octane Cool," 8 Oct. 2018 Partnering with famed interior designer Masamichi Katayama of Wonderwall, known for his work at Japan House London and the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Intersect exudes upscale intimacy throughout its three stories. Town & Country, "Inside NYC's Latest Hub for Design, Dining, and Culture," 27 Dec. 2018 But Lo, who goes by Kat, doesn’t exude the bravado of a disrupter selling, well, a wind turbine–powered pasta machine. Vogue, "Lobby Hero: Katherine Lo's New Hotel Touts Progressive Politics, Down the Street from the Trump International," 20 July 2018 This is perhaps the most famous episode of Pee Wee ever, and rightly so: Pee Wee is a perfect fictional candidate to have his own Christmas special, exuding kindness, inclusion, and positivity. Liz Arcury, Marie Claire, "The 8 Best Celebrity Holiday Specials Ever," 29 Nov. 2018 With its old brick walls, tomato red ceiling and wooden floor Tamara’s Café exudes warmth. Gully Wells, WSJ, "A Trip to the Florida of Yore," 12 Dec. 2018 And the place exudes an old-Seattle charm that is increasingly hard to find these days. Shirley Qiu, The Seattle Times, "Readers have spoken: This is Seattle’s best burger spot," 16 July 2018 Set on a 12,100 square foot lot, the house exudes a European ambiance. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Fairy tale cottage with impeccable gardens asks $1.8M," 15 Oct. 2018 The jacket was made in Japan, a nation whose strong tailoring tradition is little known in the U.S. This new men’s collection is The Row’s latest initiative, and the subdued tones subtly exude ease. Christina Binkley, WSJ, "Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row Launches Menswear," 27 Aug. 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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