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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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 On-screen and in person, the 30-year-old star exudes a cool, timeless charm that calls to mind a young Ingrid Bergman. Harper's BAZAAR, "Alicia Vikander Leaps to New Heights—in Life and Fashion," 13 Mar. 2019 Hov and Bey exchange fiery verses over the Cool & Dre production while exuding an appreciation for black culture. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Ranking Each Song From JAY-Z & Beyonce's 'Everything Is Love' Album: Critic's Pick," 17 June 2018 For starters, players have been looking relaxed in interviews - which looks to have been fed down from the calm yet quietly confident demeanour that Gareth Southgate exudes. SI.com, "How Gareth Southgate Has Built the Perfect Platform for His England Side to Succeed at the World Cup," 24 June 2018 According to the Mother Nature Network, the light produced by fireflies is wholly efficient — almost 100 percent of the energy a firefly exudes is emitted as light. Kathryn Prociv, Washington Post, "Fireflies photobomb the Milky Way like a mischievous child with neon paint," 22 June 2018 Lindon seems suitably cast, exuding the right kind of bearish fortitude, but is saddled with labored dialogue. Robert Abele, latimes.com, "The biopic 'Rodin' about the famous French sculptor lacks shape and drama," 31 May 2018 Like the topography of its namesake, this green mana exudes raw natural energy, relying on aggressive buffs and all manner of beasts, elves, and druids of the wood to bring you victory. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "How to Play 'Magic: The Gathering': Everything You Need to Know," 19 Feb. 2019 For its part, the depiction of Vishnu’s boar avatar (described above and painted about 1775-80 in Kangra or Guler) exudes such calm and control as to be placid—a reassuring quality in a deity charged with maintaining the cosmic order. Lee Lawrence, WSJ, "‘Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting of North India’ Review: Multifaceted Devotion," 16 Feb. 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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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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