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Definition of "emanate" []

  • To come or send forth, as from a source: light that emanated from a lamp; a stove that emanated a steady heat. See Synonyms at stem1. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "emanate" in a sentence
  • "Stay tuned as ever-sleazier attacks on Richard Colvin emanate from the PMO."
  • "How nice it is to hear a voice of sanity and intelligence emanate from the Republican party."
  • "The central tension of her work, and what has made it such a success, is that her ideas, launched at women who desire to gain or maintain position in the middle-middle class, emanate from the sort of person who gives that group the deepest and most reflexive shudder of all: pee-on-the-side-of-the-road white trash."