Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “ventilate”

ventilate

verb [T] (MAKE KNOWN)    /ˈven.tɪ.leɪt/ US  /-t̬əl.eɪt/ formal
to express an opinion or mention a subject so that it can be discussed by others: She used the meeting to ventilate all her grievances.Expressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotions
(Definition of ventilate verb (MAKE KNOWN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of ventilate

More definitions for “ventilate”

Definitions of “ventilate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beneficiary

a person or group who receives money, advantages, etc. as a result of something else

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More