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Meaning of “radiate” in the English Dictionary

"radiate" in British English

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radiateverb

uk   us   /ˈreɪ.di.eɪt/
(Definition of radiate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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radiateverb

 us   /ˈreɪ·diˌeɪt/
  • radiate verb (SEND OUT HEAT/LIGHT)

[I/T] to ​send out ​heat or ​light, or (of ​heat or ​light) to be ​sent out: [T] The little ​stove radiated a ​surprisingamount of ​heat.
  • radiate verb (EXPRESS)

[I/T] to ​expressstrongly an ​emotion or ​quality, or (of an ​emotion or ​quality) to be ​expressedstrongly by someone: [T] He ​simply radiates ​integrity.
  • radiate verb (SPREAD)

[I always + adv/prep] to ​spread out from a ​centralpoint: The ​majoravenues of the ​city all radiate from this ​point.
(Definition of radiate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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