Thesaurus > Related Words: rotate

  Words related to rotate

Related / Similar Words: revolve, go around, turn out, splay, spread out, circumvolve

 

Definition:
  • plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession; "We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil";
  • perform a job or duty on a rotating basis; "Interns have to rotate for a few months";
  • 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";
  • turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees";
  • cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle";
  • exchange on a regular basis; "We rotate the lead soprano every night";

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    See Also: focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center

     

    Hyponyms: screw, drive in, wheel, wheel around, spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate, twirl, swirl, twiddle, crank, crank up, birl, birle

     

    Grouped Verbs: circumvolve, revolve, go around

     

    Derivational Morphology: rotation, rotary motion, revolution, gyration, turnout, circumvolution

     

    Anagrams: Tetrao

     

     
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