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intr.v. e·mot·ed, e·mot·ing, e·motes
To express emotion, especially in an excessive or theatrical manner: "The more she emotes, the less he listens" (Maggie Scarf).
[Back-formation from emotion.]
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(intr) to display exaggerated emotion, as in acting; behave theatrically
[C20: back formation from emotion]
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v.i. e•mot•ed, e•mot•ing.
1. to show or pretend emotion.
2. to portray emotion in acting, esp. exaggeratedly or ineptly.
[1915–20, Amer.; back formation from emotion]
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Past participle: emoted
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|Verb||1.||emote - give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role|
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