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Meaning of “rotate” in the English Dictionary

"rotate" in British English

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rotateverb

uk   /rəʊˈteɪt/  us   /ˈroʊ.teɪt/
[I or T] to ​turn or ​cause something to ​turn in a ​circle, ​especially around a ​fixedpoint: Rotate the ​handle by ​180° to ​open the ​door. The ​wheel rotates around an ​axle. The ​satelliteslowly rotates as it ​circles the ​earth. [I or T] If a ​job rotates or if a ​group of ​people rotate ​theirjobs, the ​jobs are done at different ​times by different ​people. [T] When ​farmers rotate ​crops, they ​regularlychange which ​crops they ​grow in a ​particularfield.
(Definition of rotate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rotate" in American English

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rotateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈroʊ·teɪt/
  • rotate verb [I/T] (TURN)

to ​turn around a ​fixedpoint, or to ​cause something to do this: [I] The ​wheel rotates on an ​axle.
  • rotate verb [I/T] (TAKE TURNS)

to ​happen in ​turns, or to ​cause something to ​happen in a ​particularorder: [T] Every 30 ​days we rotate ​shifts.
(Definition of rotate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rotate" in Business English

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rotateverb [I or T]

uk   /rəʊˈteɪt/  us   /ˈrəʊteɪt/
to ​turn something in a circle, especially around a ​fixedpoint: With the ​software you can zoom and rotate pictures.
WORKPLACE, HR to ​regularlychange the ​person who does a particular ​job, so that it is done at different ​times by different ​people: rotate between sb The ​chairmanship would rotate between the ​members of the ​board. Are you able to rotate ​shifts?
(Definition of rotate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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