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Meaning & Definition of Rotate in English

English

Rotate

/roʊtet/

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • revolve
  • ,
  • go around
  • ,
  • rotate

2. Exchange on a regular basis

  • "We rotate the lead soprano every night"
    synonym:
  • rotate

3. Perform a job or duty on a rotating basis

  • "Interns have to rotate for a few months"
    synonym:
  • rotate

4. Cause to turn on an axis or center

  • "Rotate the handle"
    synonym:
  • rotate
  • ,
  • circumvolve

5. Turn outward

  • "These birds can splay out their toes"
  • "Ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"
    synonym:
  • turn out
  • ,
  • splay
  • ,
  • spread out
  • ,
  • rotate

6. Plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession

  • "We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"
    synonym:
  • rotate