Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb radiate

8 senses of radiate

Sense 1
radiate -- (send out rays or waves; "The sun radiates heat")
       => emit, give out, give off -- (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits")

Sense 2
radiate -- (send out real or metaphoric rays; "She radiates happiness")
       => emit, breathe, pass off -- (expel (gases or odors))

Sense 3
radiate, ray -- (extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; "This plants radiate spines in all directions")
       => run, go, pass, lead, extend -- (stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets")

Sense 4
glow, beam, radiate, shine -- (have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna")
       => look, appear, seem -- (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time")

Sense 5
radiate -- (cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating")
       => cause to be perceived -- (have perceptible qualities)

Sense 6
glow, beam, radiate, shine -- (experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness")
       => feel, experience -- (undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret")

Sense 7
radiate -- (issue or emerge in rays or waves; "Heat radiated from the metal box")
       => issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress -- (come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves")

Sense 8
diversify, radiate -- (spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate; "The plants on this island diversified")
       => change, alter, vary -- (become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season")

Antonyms of adj radiate

2 senses of radiate

Sense 1
radial, stellate, radiate -- (arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center; "radial symmetry"; "a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals"; "many cities show a radial pattern of main highways")

INDIRECT (VIA symmetrical) -> asymmetrical, asymmetric -- (characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components)

Sense 2
radiate -- (having rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of daisies)

INDIRECT (VIA compound) -> simple, unsubdivided -- ((botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions)

Similarity of adj radiate

2 senses of radiate

Sense 1
radial, stellate, radiate -- (arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center; "radial symmetry"; "a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals"; "many cities show a radial pattern of main highways")
       => symmetrical (vs. asymmetrical), symmetric -- (having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts)

Sense 2
radiate -- (having rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of daisies)
       => compound (vs. simple) -- (composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads")

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