Rotate Ro"tate, a. [L. rotatus, p. p. of rotare to turn round like a wheel, fr. rota wheel. See {Rotary}, and cf. {Roue}.] Having the parts spreading out like a wheel; wheel-shaped; as, a rotate spicule or scale; a rotate corolla, i.e., a monopetalous corolla with a flattish border, and no tube or a very short one. [1913 Webster]

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  • rotate — 1 *turn, revolve, gyrate, circle, spin, twirl, whirl, wheel, eddy, swirl, pirouette 2 Rotate, alternate can both mean to succeed or cause to succeed each other in turn. Rotate may be used in reference to two or more persons or things; it implies… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Rotate — Ro tate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rotated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rotating}.] 1. To turn, as a wheel, round an axis; to revolve. [1913 Webster] 2. To perform any act, function, or operation in turn, to hold office in turn; as, to rotate in office. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rotate — [v1] go around in circle circle, circumduct, circumvolve, gyrate, gyre, move, pirouette, pivot, reel, revolve, roll, spin, swivel, troll, trundle, turn, twirl, twist, waltz, wheel, whirl, whirligig, whirr; concepts 147,738 rotate [v2] alternate… …   New thesaurus

  • rotate — [rō′tāt΄, rō tāt′] vi., vt. rotated, rotating [< L rotatus, pp. of rotare, to turn < rota, wheel: see ROLL] 1. to turn around or cause to turn around a center point or axis; revolve 2. to go or cause to go in a regular and recurring… …   English World dictionary

  • Rotate — Ro tate, v. i. 1. To cause to turn round or revolve, as a wheel around an axle. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to succeed in turn; esp., to cause to succeed some one, or to be succeeded by some one, in office. [Colloq.] Both, after a brief service,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rotate — index oscillate, vary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rotate —   [engl.], rotieren …   Universal-Lexikon

  • rotate — (v.) 1794, back formation from ROTATION (Cf. rotation). Related: Rotated; rotating …   Etymology dictionary

  • rotate — ► VERB 1) move in a circle round an axis. 2) move or pass on in a regularly recurring order or succession. 3) grow (different crops) in succession on a particular piece of land. DERIVATIVES rotatable adjective rotatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin… …   English terms dictionary

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