a.1.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.1.To turn, as a wheel, round an axis; to revolve.
[imp. & p. p. Rotated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rotating.]
2.To perform any act, function, or operation in turn, to hold office in turn; as, to rotate in office.
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.
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"
Synonyms: revolve, go around
2.rotate - exchange on a regular basis; "We rotate the lead soprano every night"
3.rotate - cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"
Synonyms: circumvolve
4.rotate - perform a job or duty on a rotating basis; "Interns have to rotate for a few months"
5.rotate - turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"
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"
advance, ascend, back, back up, bandy, be here again, become airborne, budge, change, change place, circulate, circumrotate, circumvolute, clear, climb, come again, come and go, come around, come round, come round again, come up again, convert, crank, cycle, descend, ebb, ensue, evert, exchange, flow, fly aloft, follow, get over, go, go around, go round, go sideways, gyre, interchange, intermit, introvert, intussuscept, invaginate, inverse, jump off, leave the ground, mount, move, move over, oscillate, pirouette, pivot, plunge, progress, pronate, pulsate, pulse, reappear, recur, reel, regress, relieve, reoccur, repeat, resupinate, retrogress, return, reverse, revolve, rise, roll, roll around, round, run, screw, shift, sink, soar, spell, stir, stream, subside, succeed, supinate, swap, swing, switch, take off, take turns, taxi, transpose, travel, turn, turn a pirouette, turn about, turn around, turn down, turn in, turn inside out, turn out, turn over, turn round, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn upside down, undulate, wamble, wane, wheel around, whirl
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Rotary Club
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rotating mechanism
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Rotation in office
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rotational nystagmus
Rotative engine
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