Definitions for rotate

Definitions for (verb) rotate

Main entry: rotate

Definition: plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession

Usage: We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil

Main entry: rotate

Definition: perform a job or duty on a rotating basis

Usage: Interns have to rotate for a few months

Main entry: go around, revolve, rotate

Definition: turn on or around an axis or a center

Usage: The Earth revolves around the Sun; The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire

Main entry: rotate, splay, spread out, turn out

Definition: turn outward

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

Main entry: rotate, circumvolve

Definition: cause to turn on an axis or center

Usage: Rotate the handle

Main entry: rotate

Definition: exchange on a regular basis

Usage: We rotate the lead soprano every night

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