What is another word for rotate?

Synonyms for rotate
ˈroʊ teɪt; esp. Brit. roʊˈteɪtro·tate

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  1. rotateverb

    Synonyms:
    circumvolve, revolve

  2. rotateverb

    to spin, turn, or revolve.

    He rotated in his chair to face me.

    Synonyms:
    circumvolve, revolve

  3. rotateverb

    to advance through a sequence; to take turns.

    The nurses' shifts rotate each week.

    Synonyms:
    circumvolve, revolve

  4. rotateverb

    to lift the nose, just prior to takeoff.

    The aircraft rotates at sixty knots.

    Synonyms:
    revolve, circumvolve

  5. rotateverb

    to spin, turn, or revolve something.

    Rotate the dial to the left.

    Synonyms:
    circumvolve, revolve

  6. rotateverb

    to advance something through a sequence.

    Synonyms:
    revolve, circumvolve

  7. rotateverb

    to replace older materials or to place older materials in front of newer ones so that older ones get used first.

    The supermarket rotates the stock daily so that old foods don't sit around.

    Synonyms:
    circumvolve, revolve

  8. rotateverb

    to grow or plant in a certain order.

    Synonyms:
    revolve, circumvolve

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rotate

    Any round body rolls which continuously touches with successive portions of its surface successive portions of another surface; a wagon-wheel rolls along the ground. To rotate is said of a body that has a circular motion about its own center or axis; to revolve is said of a body that moves in a curving path, as a circle or an ellipse, about a center outside of itself, so as to return periodically to the same relative position that it held at some previous time. A revolving body may also either rotate or roll at the same time; the earth revolves around the sun, and rotates on its own axis; in popular usage, the earth is often said to revolve about its own axis, or to have a daily "revolution," but rotate and "rotation" are the more accurate terms. A cylinder over which an endless belt is drawn is said to roll as regards the belt, tho it rotates as regards its own axis. Any object that is in contact with or connected with a rolling body is often said to roll; as, the car rolls smoothly along the track. Objects whose motion approximates or suggests a rotary motion along a supporting surface are also said to roll; as, ocean waves roll in upon the shore, or the ship rolls in the trough of the sea. Turn is a conversational and popular word often used vaguely for rotate or revolve, or for any motion about a fixed point, especially for a motion less than a complete "rotation" or "revolution;" a man turns his head or turns on his heel; the gate turns on its hinges.

    Synonyms:
    revolve, roll, turn

    Antonyms:
    bind, chafe, grind, slide, slip, stand, stick

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. revolve, go around, rotateverb

    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:
    splay, go around, short-circuit, orb, turn out, circumvolve, roll, bypass, outflank, circulate, spread, revolve, orbit, spread out, get around

  2. rotateverb

    exchange on a regular basis

    "We rotate the lead soprano every night"

    Synonyms:
    go around, revolve, spread out, turn out, splay, circumvolve

  3. rotateverb

    perform a job or duty on a rotating basis

    "Interns have to rotate for a few months"

    Synonyms:
    go around, revolve, spread out, turn out, splay, circumvolve

  4. rotate, circumvolveverb

    cause to turn on an axis or center

    "Rotate the handle"

    Synonyms:
    go around, revolve, spread out, turn out, splay, circumvolve

  5. turn out, splay, spread out, rotateverb

    turn outward

    "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"

    Synonyms:
    circumvolve, rise, spread, turn off, cut, boot out, uprise, turf out, spread out, luxate, splay, string out, arise, dislocate, disperse, fan out, open, chuck out, exclude, go around, switch off, revolve, get up, prove, diffuse, unfold, turn out, scatter, expand, turn up, eject, come out, slip, dissipate, bear

  6. rotateverb

    plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession

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

    Synonyms:
    go around, revolve, spread out, turn out, splay, circumvolve

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. around

    going around for a long time

    go a round and around

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rotateverb

    Synonyms:
    revolve, wheel, whirl, turn, gyrate, circulate, go round, turn round

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rotateverb

    Synonyms:
    revolve, turn, gyrate, whirl

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How to use rotate in a sentence?

  1. Darin Anderson:

    It is tough to rotate out of soybeans because what else are you going to plant?

  2. Vrajesh Bhandari:

    We have MENA dedicated money leave UAE in search of faster returns in Saudi and Egypt – now that these markets have rallied, investors don't see an immediate catalyst to rotate in back. DFMGI is at a 2 year low and technically speaking that is not a healthy sign.

  3. Terry Lee:

    The bar at the hotel keeps the dismembered toes in rock salt in order to dry them out. (Downtown Hotel) We then sit them in rock salt for six weeks and they become preserved. We remove the toes from the salt each time we use them and try to rotate them each week.

  4. Louis Kuijs of Oxford Economics:

    China's economy performed well in the initial stages of the recovery from Covid-19, benefiting from infrastructure-oriented stimulus and strong real estate activity and exports, the big question in China is whether this year growth can rotate away from infrastructure and real estate to corporate investment and consumption.

  5. Scott Moore:

    Retail is a landmine and you just don’t know who is going to be disrupted by Amazon. You are seeing money rotate into names where people feel comfortable with companies that won’t be Amazon'ed away.


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