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 Both the exterior and interior of the home exude classic elegance. Amanda Molitor, The Denver Post, "Effortlessly luxurious estate in the Polo Club neighborhood of Denver," 12 Sep. 2019 The birthday girl also exuded ’90s vibes with her voluminous bouffant hairstyle and smoky black eye makeup. Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, "Kaia Gerber Channels Mom Cindy Crawford While Celebrating Her 18th Birthday in N.Y.C.," 7 Sep. 2019 The waitstaff exudes professional hospitality, earning rave reviews. Claire Perez, sun-sentinel.com, "Positano’s Zuppa di Mussels: ‘Everyone loves dunking their bread in the garlicky tomato sauce’," 30 Aug. 2019 From top to bottom, the Note 10+ exudes high-end, unsurprising considering all its bells and whistles. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Is the Perfect Phone for Writers, Note-Takers and Scribblers," 30 Aug. 2019 Thankfully, Moullec exudes a contagious confidence. Robin Aigner, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Man, a Tiny Aircraft, and a Flock of Geese: Flying Among Birds in France," 22 July 2019 In the Democratic field, appeals to millennial audiences tend to exude a whiff of desperation. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "Bernie Sanders’s Enduring Appeal to the Youth Vote in Iowa," 11 Sep. 2019 By then this man who had been born before the age of the wireless seemed to exude a magus-like quality. Douglas Murray, National Review, "Michael Tippett’s ‘Timeless Music in Time’," 11 July 2019 The result is something stylish and understated that also complements the beautiful Mekong and Amazon landscapes, allowing them to exude a distinctive sense of place. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "This Chic Boutique Cruise Is Redefining Luxury Travel," 1 July 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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6 Nov 2019

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The first known use of exude was in 1574

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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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