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 Mahomes and Garoppolo both exude genuine humility, not at all interested in wading in their own glory. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Super Bowl QBs Garoppolo and Mahomes — different paths to the top of the NFL," 1 Feb. 2020 Paired with natural full lashes, a dusty rose lip, and Mai's natural glow, the Best R&B album nominee exuded glamour with her monochromatic color statement. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Inside Ella Mai’s Glam Session for the Grammys," 27 Jan. 2020 McMillan also saw firsthand the competitiveness that the Bryant, an 18-time All-Star and five-time NBA championship, exuded on the court. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts, Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan react to the death of Kobe Bryant: ‘He’ll be mourned around the world tonight’," 27 Jan. 2020 Similar to the last year's look, Ariana's gown tonight is also strapless, layered, and exudes super glam vibes. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "Ariana Grande Walks the 2020 Grammy Red Carpet In a Gown That Looks Really Familiar," 27 Jan. 2020 In addition to the beachy touches, the house exudes a neutral color scheme that boasts pops of color with decor and furnishings reflecting traditional, contemporary and bohemian vibes. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "A butterfly garden and cake studio are part of teachers’ downsized dream home in Gilbert. Take a look," 23 Jan. 2020 Find a comfortable work environment After landing a new job where my manager and colleagues exuded positivity and offered encouraging words, my performance sharply improved. Bonnie Azoulay, Health.com, "How to Talk About Your Mental Illness at Work," 16 Dec. 2019 What’s more, their respective personas exuded artifice. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, "The Profane Originality of Robert Evans, Hollywood's Most Unapologetic Gatsby," 2 Nov. 2019 With games to come for both sides at the weekend, the quality dipped drastically in the second half, as neither side were hell-bent on over-exuding themselves on the slippery surface. SI.com, "Germany 2-2 Argentina: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Youthful Die Mannschaft Surrender 2-Goal Lead," 9 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of exude was in 1574

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13 Feb 2020

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“Exude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exude. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for exude

exude

verb
How to pronounce exude (audio)

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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