rotate

[ roh-teyt or, esp. British, roh-teyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF rotate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROTATE

If the tool be lightly held, it will be found that it tends to rotate by itself.

If it does not, rotate the tube, but still so that the flame plays in the nick.

You are not to rotate the object consciously or help it in any way.

Imagine a paddle-wheel placed in water and caused to rotate.

It would be necessary then that the ring-system should rotate around the planet.

They rotate with the motion they possess when thrown or shrunk off; but will they remain rings?

He would like to have as many legs as a wheel has spokes, and rotate about in the same way.

We must add that this vast world, like the Sun, does not rotate all in one period.

The most curious fact is that these satellites do not rotate like those of the other planets.

And as he glared in amazement, it began to rotate with growing speed.

WORD ORIGIN

1794, intransitive, back-formation from rotation. Transitive sense from 1823. Related: Rotated; rotating. Rotator "muscle which allows a part to be moved circularly" is recorded from 1670s.

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