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ro·tate

 (rō′tāt)
v. ro·tat·ed, ro·tat·ing, ro·tates
v.intr.
1. To turn around on an axis or center. See Synonyms at turn.
2. To proceed in sequence; take turns or alternate: Interns will rotate through the various departments.
v.tr.
1. To cause to turn on an axis or center.
2.
a. To plant or grow (crops) in a fixed order of succession.
b. To cause to alternate or proceed in sequence: The coach rotates her players frequently near the end of the game.
adj.
Having radiating parts; wheel-shaped.

[Latin rotāre, rotāt-, from rota, wheel; see ret- in Indo-European roots.]

ro′tat′a·ble adj.

rotate

vb
1. to turn or cause to turn around an axis, line, or point; revolve or spin
2. to follow or cause to follow a set order or sequence
3. (of a position, presidency, etc) to pass in turn from one eligible party to each of the other eligible parties
4. (of staff) to replace or be replaced in turn
adj
(Botany) botany designating a corolla the united petals of which radiate from a central point like the spokes of a wheel
roˈtatable adj

ro•tate1

(ˈroʊ teɪt; esp. Brit. roʊˈteɪt)

v. -tat•ed, -tat•ing. v.i.
1. to turn around on or as if on an axis; revolve.
2. to proceed in a fixed routine of succession.
v.t.
3. to cause to turn around an axis or center point.
4. to cause to go through a cycle of changes or follow in a fixed routine of succession: to rotate crops.
5. to replace (a person, troops, etc.) by another or others, usu. according to a schedule.
[1800–10; < Latin rotātus, past participle of rotāre to cause to spin, move in a circle, derivative of rota wheel; see -ate1]
ro′tat•a•ble, adj.
syn: See turn.

ro•tate2

(ˈroʊ teɪt)

adj.
wheel-shaped: applied esp. to a gamopetalous short-tubed corolla.
[1775–85; < Latin rot(a) wheel + -ate1]

rotate


Past participle: rotated
Gerund: rotating

Imperative
rotate
rotate
Present
I rotate
you rotate
he/she/it rotates
we rotate
you rotate
they rotate
Preterite
I rotated
you rotated
he/she/it rotated
we rotated
you rotated
they rotated
Present Continuous
I am rotating
you are rotating
he/she/it is rotating
we are rotating
you are rotating
they are rotating
Present Perfect
I have rotated
you have rotated
he/she/it has rotated
we have rotated
you have rotated
they have rotated
Past Continuous
I was rotating
you were rotating
he/she/it was rotating
we were rotating
you were rotating
they were rotating
Past Perfect
I had rotated
you had rotated
he/she/it had rotated
we had rotated
you had rotated
they had rotated
Future
I will rotate
you will rotate
he/she/it will rotate
we will rotate
you will rotate
they will rotate
Future Perfect
I will have rotated
you will have rotated
he/she/it will have rotated
we will have rotated
you will have rotated
they will have rotated
Future Continuous
I will be rotating
you will be rotating
he/she/it will be rotating
we will be rotating
you will be rotating
they will be rotating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rotating
you have been rotating
he/she/it has been rotating
we have been rotating
you have been rotating
they have been rotating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rotating
you will have been rotating
he/she/it will have been rotating
we will have been rotating
you will have been rotating
they will have been rotating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rotating
you had been rotating
he/she/it had been rotating
we had been rotating
you had been rotating
they had been rotating
Conditional
I would rotate
you would rotate
he/she/it would rotate
we would rotate
you would rotate
they would rotate
Past Conditional
I would have rotated
you would have rotated
he/she/it would have rotated
we would have rotated
you would have rotated
they would have rotated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rotate - 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"
drive in, screw - cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion; "drive in screws or bolts"
screw - turn like a screw
circumvolve, rotate - cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"
wheel, wheel around - change directions as if revolving on a pivot; "They wheeled their horses around and left"
spin, spin around, gyrate, reel, whirl - revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
swirl, twiddle, twirl, whirl - turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
turn - move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning"
2.rotate - exchange on a regular basis; "We rotate the lead soprano every night"
rotate - plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession; "We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"
rotate - perform a job or duty on a rotating basis; "Interns have to rotate for a few months"
alternate - exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
3.rotate - perform a job or duty on a rotating basis; "Interns have to rotate for a few months"
serve - do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function; "He served as head of the department for three years"; "She served in Congress for two terms"
rotate - exchange on a regular basis; "We rotate the lead soprano every night"
4.rotate - cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"
crank up, crank - rotate with a crank
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
revolve, rotate, go around - 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"
birl, twirl, whirl, spin - cause to spin; "spin a coin"
birl, birle - cause a floating log to rotate by treading
5.rotate - turn outwardrotate - turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
6.rotate - plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession; "We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"
grow - cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
rotate - exchange on a regular basis; "We rotate the lead soprano every night"

rotate

verb
1. revolve, turn, wheel, spin, reel, go round, swivel, pivot, gyrate, pirouette The earth rotates round the sun.
2. follow in sequence, switch, alternate, interchange, take turns The members of the club can rotate.

rotate

verb
1. To move or cause to move in circles or around an axis:
2. To do, use, or occur in successive turns:
Translations
يَدورُ على مِحْوَر
roztočittočit
dreje rundt
körben forog
snúa
roztočiť
vrtetivrteti se

rotate

[rəʊˈteɪt]
A. VThacer girar, dar vueltas a; [+ crops] → alternar, cultivar en rotación; [+ staff] → alternar (Comput) [+ graphics] → rotar, girar
to rotate A and Balternar A con B
B. VIgirar, dar vueltas; [staff] → alternarse

rotate

[rəʊˈteɪt]
vt
(= revolve) [+ mechanism, object] → faire tourner
[+ hips] → pivoter
Gently rotate your hips → Pivotez doucement les hanches.
(= alternate) [+ crops] → alterner
[+ jobs] → faire à tour de rôle
vi
(= revolve) → tourner
(= take turns) → faire des rotations

rotate

vt
(around axis) → drehen, rotieren lassen; (Math) → rotieren lassen; (Comput) → rotieren; head, bodydrehen
cropsim Wechsel anbauen; work, jobsturnusmäßig erledigen
vi
(around axis) → sich drehen, rotieren; (Math) → rotieren
(crops)im Wechsel angebaut werden; (people: = take turns) → sich (turnusmäßig) abwechseln

rotate

[rəʊˈteɪt]
1. vt (revolve) → far girare; (change round, YYY, crops, staff) → avvicendare, fare la rotazione di
2. vi (wheel, Earth) → ruotare, girare; (staff) → alternarsi, avvicendarsi

rotary

(ˈrəutəri) adjective
turning like a wheel. a rotary movement.
rotate (rəˈteit) , ((American) ˈrouteit) verb
to turn like a wheel. He rotated the handle; The earth rotates.
roˈtation noun

rotate

v. rotar, girar, voltear.
References in classic literature ?
If for example, when my Father, the Triangle, approaches me, he happens to present his side to me instead of his angle, then, until I have asked him to rotate, or until I have edged my eye round him, I am for the moment doubtful whether he may not be a Straight Line, or, in other words, a Woman.
A little water made to rotate in a cup explains the formation of the simpler shells; the addition of matter from year to year, arrives at last at the most complex forms; and yet so poor is nature with all her craft, that from the beginning to the end of the universe she has but one stuff, -- but one stuff with its two ends, to serve up all her dream-like variety.
At IBS 2015, Push Pull Rotate will showcase new, polished chrome finishes for several of its most popular lever and matching single-cylinder deadbolt selections.
There is no appreciable radial component in the intermediate layer of fluid which rotates with about half the angular velocity of the disk.
Users can select a PDF to rotate and the rotation angle through the online interface.
It says, "As the sun rotates, it polar regions make a complete circle in about 34 days, compared with the 25 days required by its equator.
Every six months, employees at the 122-person operation can rotate into a different job, such as press operations, shipping, dispatch, finishing, transportation, laboratory work and even into day roles like accounts receivable.
Now ask the athlete to rotate her head to the right (like breathing while swimming).
When a wheel rotates, its central axle also rotates.
The neutron spins rotate around the neutron beam axis under magnetic and pseudomagnetic fields.
Externally rotate the right thigh, drawing the buttock slightly under.
Carefully rotate the upper element counter-clockwise to disconnect the upper element from the lower element and carefully separate the elements.