Synonyms and Antonyms of radiate

  1. 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 branch, fan (out), ray Related Words 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 approach, close in (on), near; center (on), centralize; connect, couple, join, link, unite Antonyms concentrate, converge, focus, funnel, meet

  2. 2 to emit rays of light fireflies give off their light by means of a chemical reaction that causes their abdomens to radiate Synonyms beam, shine, rayRelated Words 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 blacken, darken; lower (also lour)

  3. 3 to throw or give off the sun radiates tiny amounts of energy in the form of microwaves Synonyms cast, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, expire [archaic], give out, irradiate, issue, emit, release, send (out), shoot, throw out, ventRelated Words eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up

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