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 Frances Arnold With windswept hair and a crisp white blouse, Frances Arnold exudes regal poise. Andrea Michelson, Smithsonian, "Here’s What NPG Gala Honorees Have to Say About Their Portraits," 23 Nov. 2019 The movie exudes comfort, money, leisure, pleasure, and cultivated refinement—and its dramatic premise, dropped into the story gradually and indirectly, makes a cruel and universal mockery of these values. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "“Frankie” and the Performance of Life in the Face of Death," 25 Oct. 2019 Rob Kardashian was born in 1987, dating the photo somewhere in the late 1980s—and indeed, that zebra print bikini exudes some strong '80s energy. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian Posted an Amazing Throwback Photo of Kris Jenner Wearing a Bikini in the '80s," 9 Oct. 2019 The Tap Room at Dubsdread: This College Park establishment exudes an all-American vibe that feels pulled out of a novel. orlandosentinel.com, "2019 Orlando Sentinel Best Bets: Dining & Restaurants winners," 5 Oct. 2019 Cook until any liquid exuded by the spinach evaporates. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Taking the gnocchi challenge," 1 Oct. 2019 Our lingerie and costumes exude charisma, style and personality. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "There Is a Sexy Mister Rogers Halloween Costume to Ruin Your Childhood Memories," 19 Sep. 2019 What about Kris Dunn, who exudes willingness to guard ballhandlers and fight for loose balls but has had some miscues on offense? Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "Jim Boylen calls out Bulls’ toughness in advance of Tuesday’s game vs. Lakers: ‘It’s OK to hit somebody once in a while’," 1 Nov. 2019 The trip to Oregon stood out to Regan because of the energy and hype exuded by the coaches and players. Shotgun Spratling, latimes.com, "Orange Lutheran’s RJ Regan has developed into a coveted cornerback prospect," 3 June 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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4 Dec 2019

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“Exude.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exude?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=e&file=exude001. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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