intransitive verb (emoted; emoting) Etymology: back-formation from emotion Date: 1917 to give expression to emotion especially in acting • emoter noun

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  • emote — is a back formation meaning ‘to express emotion’. It is first recorded in America in 1917, and although it was once largely restricted to the language of ballet and theatre critics and to photography it has expanded more recently into general… …   Modern English usage

  • emote — 1917, Amer.Eng., back formation from EMOTION (Cf. emotion). Related: Emoted; emoting …   Etymology dictionary

  • emote — [v] express emotion act, dramatize, exaggerate, ham it up*, overact, overdramatize, overplay; concept 292 …   New thesaurus

  • emote — ► VERB ▪ portray emotion in an exaggerated way. ORIGIN back formation from EMOTION(Cf. ↑emotionless) …   English terms dictionary

  • emote — ☆ emote [ē mōt′, imōt′ ] vi. emoted, emoting [back form. < EMOTION] Informal to act in an emotional or theatrical manner while, or as though, playing a role in a drama: often used humorously …   English World dictionary

  • emote — UK [ɪˈməʊt] / US [ɪˈmoʊt] verb [intransitive] Word forms emote : present tense I/you/we/they emote he/she/it emotes present participle emoting past tense emoted past participle emoted to express an emotion in a very obvious way …   English dictionary

  • Emote — Als Emote werden der Ausdruck von Emotionen bzw. bestimmte Animationen eines Charakters in Rollenspielen bezeichnet, die durch den Spieler ausgelöst werden und hauptsächlich zur Unterhaltung dienen, manchmal aber auch zum Ärgern anderer Spieler… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • emote — emoter, n. /i moht /, v.i., emoted, emoting. 1. to show or pretend emotion: to emote over the beauties of nature. 2. to portray emotion in acting, esp. exaggeratedly or ineptly; behave theatrically: The actress emoted for all she was worth. [1915 …   Universalium

  • emote — e|mote [ıˈməut US ıˈmout] v [I] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: emotion] to clearly show emotion, especially when you are acting ▪ Siskind encourages the children to emote to the music as they dance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • emote — /iˈmoʊt/ (say ee moht), /ə / (say uh ) verb (emoted, emoting) Colloquial –verb (i) 1. to show or affect emotion. 2. (derogatory) to behave in an overdone and theatrical fashion. –verb (t) 3. to perform with visible emotion: to emote a song.… …   Australian English dictionary

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