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.

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Abraham Lincoln used his signature top hats to exude authority and prestige. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "House Democratic Women Wear Suffragette White to State of the Union," 6 Feb. 2019 There’s a childlike quality to rainbow ensembles, exuding a sense of carefree happiness — look at how happy Leomie Anderson is! Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "Calling It Now, Rainbow Dresses Are The Next Big Thing," 29 May 2019 Marked by opulence, bold color, and luxurious materials, the Golden Age aesthetic exudes lavish living and favors a hefty budget. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "See the Dramatic Reveal from the Best Room Wins Series Premiere," 2 May 2019 The residents of this household are all women — Fannie Doyle, who’s writing a book; her mother Miss Leah, who exudes stoic calm; and their no-nonsense, easily flustered friend Sophie, who has become a close companion and housemate. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Frontier Justice In 'Flyin' West' At Westport Playhouse," 5 June 2018 In the space of barely 20 minutes, Rhys establishes Chuck as a fully fleshed-out, three-dimensional creep, a prickly narcissist who exudes neurosis and does not respond well to no longer being in control of his own narrative. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Last Night's 'Girls' Called Out Abusive, Powerful Men While The Oscars Celebrated Them," 27 Feb. 2017 Sitting front row, Miller exuded that perfect Saint Laurent grunge-chic look dressed in sleek heeled boots and a feathery coat. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Ezra Miller Makes the Case for Lipstick on Men," 27 Feb. 2019 At 25, Briggs (real name Sarah Grace McLaughlin) exudes genuine excitement and professionalism rare for an artist so new to the game. Courtney Devores, charlotteobserver, "Bishop Briggs brings empowerment anthems and powerful pipes to sold-out Underground | Charlotte Observer," 25 May 2018 Though the multi-sized paper pendant lights exude a modern, creative, and easy, undone elegance, the space is also classic and traditional enough for formal events. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "The Under-$10 Trend That Looks Expensive," 4 Apr. 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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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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