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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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 Lenny Kravitz exudes unexpected warmth as a gentle male nurse, and Mo’Nique won an Oscar for her ice-cold portrayal of the girl’s abusive mother. Jennifer Vineyard, New York Times, "The Best TV Shows and Movies New to Netflix, Amazon and More in June," 1 June 2018 The pair never broke up and Hall, who grew up in Pottstown and Oates, who came of age in North Wales, still exude warmth after all of these years. Ed Condran, Philly.com, "Hall & Oates' Hoagie Nation returns to Festival Pier for its second year," 27 May 2018 The Congress Party did, at times, exude a superior swagger, which enabled Jinnah to accuse it of working for an exclusively Hindu Raj. Ferdinand Mount, WSJ, "‘Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World’ Review: The Prophet as Politician," 1 Nov. 2018 Instead, Kura exudes openness: the space is airy and bright, the decor more Memphis than Kyoto. Wei Tchou, Vogue, "New York’s First Sake Brewery Considers the Art of American Rice Wine," 24 Oct. 2018 Location: La Jolla, California Price: $30,000,000 There are certain houses that look ready-made for a movie scene, Hollywood-glam exuding from every picturesque view or over-the-top fountain. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Cliffside California mansion fit for a Bond villain asks $30M," 5 Oct. 2018 Everything from the logo to the lobby exudes retro, mid-century modern sophistication. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Atlanta," 23 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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