radiate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"radiate" in British English

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radiateverb

uk   us   /ˈreɪ.di.eɪt/

radiate verb (PRODUCE HEAT/LIGHT)

[I or T] to ​produceheat and/or ​light, or (of ​heat or ​light) to be ​produced: The ​planetJupiter radiates ​twice as much ​heat from inside as it ​receives from the Sun. A ​singlebeam of ​light radiated from the ​lighthouse.

radiate verb (EXPRESS)

[I or T] to show an ​emotion or ​quality, or (of an ​emotion or ​quality) to be ​shown or ​felt: He was radiating ​joy and ​happiness. Enthusiasm was radiating from her.

radiate verb (SPREAD)

[I + adv/prep] to ​spread out in all ​directions from a ​centralpoint: Flows of ​lava radiated out from the volcano's ​crater. Just before the ​breedingseason, these ​birds radiate ​outwards to ​warmerclimates.
(Definition of radiate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"radiate" in American English

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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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