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Definition of "rotate" []

  • To turn around on an axis or center. (verb-intransitive)
  • To proceed in sequence; take turns or alternate: Interns will rotate through the various departments. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to turn on an axis or center. See Synonyms at turn. (verb-transitive)
  • To plant or grow (crops) in a fixed order of succession. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to alternate or proceed in sequence: The coach rotates her players frequently near the end of the game. (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 "rotate" in a sentence
  • "This only happens when I call the rotate () function and then call a click event on $ ( '#group1. slidernav a')."
  • "That is much faster than most airplanes will, indeed -- the speed that they will attain to, what's known as rotate, meaning lifting the front end of the airplane off its nose gear and then get into the air."
  • "The Security Council, the only U.N. body with power to enforce its decisions militarily or economically, has five permanent members - the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China - and 10 non-permanent members whose terms rotate every two years."