rotate

[ro┬Ětate]

Rotate means to circle around a center point. Wheels on a car rotate, planets rotate, and if you're an ice skater, you rotate on the blade of a skate when you do your spins.

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Having the parts spreading out like a wheel; wheel-shaped; as, a rotate spicule or scale; a rotate corolla, i.e., a monopetalous corolla with a flattish border, and no tube or a very short one.

Verb
plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession; "We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"

Verb
perform a job or duty on a rotating basis; "Interns have to rotate for a few months"

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turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"

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turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"

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cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"

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exchange on a regular basis; "We rotate the lead soprano every night"


a.
Having the parts spreading out like a wheel; wheel-shaped; as, a rotate spicule or scale; a rotate corolla, i.e., a monopetalous corolla with a flattish border, and no tube or a very short one.

v. i.
To turn, as a wheel, round an axis; to revolve.

v. i.
To perform any act, function, or operation in turn, to hold office in turn; as, to rotate in office.

v. i.
To cause to turn round or revolve, as a wheel around an axle.

v. i.
To cause to succeed in turn; esp., to cause to succeed some one, or to be succeeded by some one, in office.


Rotate

Ro"tate , a. [L. rotatus, p.p. of rotare to turn round like a wheel, fr. rota wheel. See Rotary, and cf. Roue.] Having the parts spreading out like a wheel; wheel-shaped; as, a rotate spicule or scale; a rotate corolla, i.e., a monopetalous corolla with a flattish border, and no tube or a very short one.

Rotate

Ro"tate , v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rotated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rotating.] 1. To turn, as a wheel, round an axis; to revolve. 2. To perform any act, function, or operation in turn, to hold office in turn; as, to rotate in office.

Rotate

Ro"tate, v. i. 1. To cause to turn round or revolve, as a wheel around an axle. 2. To cause to succeed in turn; esp., to cause to succeed some one, or to be succeeded by some one, in office. [Colloq.] "Both, after a brief service, were rotated out of office." Harper's Mag.

Having the parts spreading out like a wheel; wheel-shaped; as, a rotate spicule or scale; a rotate corolla, i.e., a monopetalous corolla with a flattish border, and no tube or a very short one.

To turn, as a wheel, round an axis; to revolve.

To cause to turn round or revolve, as a wheel around an axle.

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Usage Examples

One simple way to keep organizations from becoming cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular, frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions.

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