Synonyms and Antonyms of radiate
1 to extend outwards from or as if from a central point the heat radiating from the fire the spokes of a bicycle wheel radiate from the hub towards the rim Synonyms of radiate branch, fan (out), ray Words Related to radiate diffuse, dispel, disperse, dissipate; fork, stem; diverge, divide, part, ramify, separate, split, uncouple, unlink, unyoke; scatter, splay, spread; arise, derive, emanate, flow, issue, proceed, spring Near Antonyms of radiate approach, close in (on), near; center (on), centralize; connect, couple, join, link, unite Antonyms of radiate concentrate, converge, focus, funnel, meet
2 to emit rays of light fireflies give off their light by means of a chemical reaction that causes their abdomens to radiate Synonyms of radiate beam, shine, rayWords Related to radiate blaze, burn, fire, flame, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, glow, luminesce, sheen, shimmer; blink, coruscate, flare, flash, flicker, luster (or lustre), scintillate, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink, winkle; beat (down), glare; brighten, illuminate, illumine, irradiate, light, lighten; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzleNear Antonyms of radiate blacken, darken; lower (also lour)
3 to throw or give off the sun radiates tiny amounts of energy in the form of microwaves Synonyms of radiate cast, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, expire [archaic], give out, irradiate, issue, emit, release, send (out), shoot, throw out, ventWords Related to radiate eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms of radiate absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up
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