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English adjective: radiate

1. radiate arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center


SamplesRadial symmetry.
A starlike or stellate arrangement of petals.
Many cities show a radial pattern of main highways.


Synonymsradial, stellate


Similarsymmetric, symmetrical


Antonymsasymmetric, asymmetrical

2. radiate having rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of daisies


Similarcompound


Antonymsunsubdivided, simple


English verb: radiate

1. radiate (weather) send out rays or waves


SamplesThe sun radiates heat.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)emit, give off, give out

2. radiate (change) send out real or metaphoric rays


SamplesShe radiates happiness.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)breathe, emit, pass off

3. radiate (stative) extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center


SamplesSpokes radiate from the hub of the wheel.
This plants radiate spines in all directions.


Synonymsray


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)extend, go, lead, pass, run

4. radiate (perception) have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink


SamplesHer face glowed when she came out of the sauna.


Synonymsbeam, glow, shine


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem

5. radiate (perception) cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays


SamplesThe sun is radiating.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)cause to be perceived


Narrower (hyponym)blink, flash, gleam, glimmer, glow, twinkle, wink, winkle

6. radiate (emotion) experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion


SamplesShe was beaming with joy.
Her face radiated with happiness.


Synonymsbeam, glow, shine


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel

7. radiate (change) issue or emerge in rays or waves


SamplesHeat radiated from the metal box.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)come forth, come out, egress, emerge, go forth, issue

8. radiate (change) spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate


SamplesThe plants on this island diversified.


Synonymsdiversify


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, vary









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