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English verb: emit

1. emit (body) expel (gases or odors)


Synonymsbreathe, pass off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release


Narrower (hyponym)belch, bubble, bubble, burp, emanate, eruct, exhale, force out, give forth, radiate

2. emit (weather) give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.


SamplesThe ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits.


Synonymsgive off, give out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)effuse, fume, radiate, ray, reek, reflect, scintillate, shine, shoot, smoke, spark, sparkle, steam


Antonymstake in, absorb

3. emit (communication) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)


SamplesShe let out a big heavy sigh.
He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand.


Synonymslet loose, let out, utter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)baa, bark, bellow, bite out, blat, blate, bleat, bray, break into, cackle, call, call, call, caw, cheep, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chorus, churr, clack, click, cluck, coo, croak, cronk, cronk, crow, crow, cry, cry, deliver, echo, gargle, gibber, give, gobble, groan, growl, grumble, grunt, gurgle, haw, heave, hee-haw, hem, hiss, holler, hollo, honk, hoot, hoot, howl, lift, low, meow, mew, mew, miaou, miaow, moan, moo, nasale, neigh, nicker, oink, pant, peep, quack, repeat, roar, rumble, scream, shoot, shout, shout out, sibilate, sibilate, sigh, sing, siss, sizz, smack, snort, spit, spit out, splutter, sputter, squall, squeal, troat, trumpet, tsk, tut, tut-tut, volley, whicker, whinny, whirr, wolf-whistle, wrawl, yammer, yell, yowl









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