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Radiate in a Sentence

Examples of radiate in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of radiate, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(verb) - send out rays or waves

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EXAMPLES - Radiate in a Sentence

  1. The stove began to radiate heat, warming the room. (source)
  2. They'd radiate a light that even spirits found too divine. (source)
  3. Five lines of railroad radiate from the capital of Virginia. (source)
  4. Our love has to start with ourselves and radiate out to others. (source)
  5. And you may actually radiate more inner beauty than you realize. (source)
  6. Then it must be an animal, no matter what, for animals do not radiate. (source)
  7. This was a decision that appeared to radiate from the top of the campaign. (source)
  8. 120 AN ISLAND GARDEN petals radiate from the centre within, above the larger ones. (source)
  9. Furthermore, it's the only metallic object around here and the engines still radiate a little. (source)
  10. If we don't make life-generating choices, we cannot expect to radiate life-generating qualities. (source)
  11. They shift their weight as they walk and different visions of elegance radiate through their skin. (source)
  12. Happily, in English the word shampoo can still radiate a Hindi blend of sacred health and pleasure. (source)
  13. Slight ridges radiate from the shield to each point of the star, giving the star a beveled appearance. (source)
  14. It can radiate into the top of the head, the shoulders and the eye gets really, really swollen as well. (source)
  15. "I think what he's done most effectively as archbishop is radiate this natural joy at being a Catholic." (source)
  16. Chalky dirt roads radiate out from the highways, leading to villages of stilt houses or across rice fields. (source)
  17. Rather, they radiate a clarity and generosity that are timeless but may offer special comfort in difficult times. (source)
  18. The sulphur of the alchemists of old, out of which everything was to radiate, is destined to experience a renaissance. (source)
  19. But despite, or perhaps because of the gentle glow of happiness they radiate, their home is a magnet for unhappy souls. (source)
  20. The kitchen is also the center of a greater community, the hub from which many connections radiate to the world at large. (source)
  21. Once he figured that out, he suggested it himself, and felt an almost tangible sense of relief radiate from the Elven man. (source)
  22. If Ralston let down the shield and opened his mind to radiate, then his pain would simply pour out, overwhelming everything rational. (source)
  23. It's a valuable lesson for you both to learn: to feel your best, to radiate inner and outer beauty, you need time to appreciate yourself. (source)
  24. Lying there, however, they collect solar heat because they're dark, and re-radiate it to melt away their surroundings, till they sink beneath. (source)
  25. Through Tonight: Although the cool flow of air from the north ceases, clear skies and calm winds allow the sun's daytime energy to radiate back into space. (source)
  26. But then there are regional delegates and local delegates, and those kind of radiate out into the neighborhoods of Baghdad, and radiate out into the rest of the country. (source)
  27. The casino is called Rippling Waters because, like a stone tossed into the Des Moines River, its success is anticipated to radiate out and touch every corner of the community. (source)
  28. In the simplest terms, the economic ripple effect will radiate concentrically into a decline in consumer spending, increased foreclosures, a lag in the house market and so forth. (source)
  29. From a dark spot at its centre, a series of V-shaped red-brown lines radiate outward and it is these, with their fancied resemblance to the compass rose, which gives the jellyfish its name. (source)
  30. DU is unable to penetrate the skin, but once there is inhalation or ingestion of the radiological DU dust, its toxicity has the ability to radiate the lungs and gut (multiplying in the cells). (source)
  31. One moment he could radiate vulnerability, another he could stride with unexpected though clunky audacity into a bold-for-him future, dreaming impossible dreams, and then generating them in someone else. (source)
  32. Sherrod was a crazy racist radical who had "burrowed" her way into the Obama administration to radiate "reverse-racism" throughout the land from her obscure position at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (source)
  33. Yet, everywhere we turn, our culture demands that we do both: consume toxic amounts of toxic substances that pass for food and medicine -- and, at the same time, radiate extreme youth, beauty, joy and health. (source)
  34. Since any kind of nationwide modernization movement would necessarily need to radiate from the center outward, this notion of a victory in the south prevented the Qing government from finding the consensus it needed to act. (source)
  35. This relief, however, is just what nature has provided for in this thick coat of blood vessels in our skin; it enables us to throw great quantities of blood out to the surface where it can get rid of, or, as the scientists say, "radiate," its heat. (source)
  36. Photography writes with light, and in homage to the Greek sun-god Muybridge called himself Helios; the emblem on the business card attached wings to his camera and made it radiate beams, as if the sun were housed in the dark interior of his "Flying Studio". (source)
  37. Development 134: 2549-2560. de Jong DM, Hislop NR, Hayward DC, Reece-Hoyes JS, Pontynen PC, et al. (2006) Components of both major axial patterning systems of the Bilateria are differentially expressed along the primary axis of a 'radiate' animal, the anthozoan cnidarian Acropora millepora. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 56.0, which suggests that "radiate" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.


We have 35 synonyms for radiate.

afford, beam, branch out, broadcast, circulate, diffuse, disseminate, distribute, diverge, emanate, emit, expand, give out, gleam, glitter, illumine, irradiate, issue, light up, pour, proliferate, propagate, ramble, ramify, send out, shed, shine, shoot out, spread, spread out, sprinkle, strew, throw out, transmit, yield


We have 8 antonyms for radiate.

collect, conceal, dull, gather, hide, hold, keep, take


Pronunciation: (rāˈdē-ātˌ)

Syllabification: ra-di-ate


View up to 25 definitions of radiate from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (verb-intransitive) To send out rays or waves.
  2. (verb-intransitive) To issue or emerge in rays or waves: Heat radiated from the stove.
  3. (verb-intransitive) To extend in straight lines from or toward a center; diverge or converge like rays: Spokes radiate from a wheel hub.
  4. (verb-intransitive) Ecology To spread into new habitats and thereby diverge or diversify. Used of a group of organisms.
  5. (verb-transitive) To emit (light, for example) in or as if in rays.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (verb) To extend, send or spread out from a center like radii.
  2. (verb) To emit rays or waves.
  3. (verb) To come out or proceed in rays or waves.
  4. (verb) To illuminate.
  5. (verb) To expose to ionizing radiation, such as by radiography.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (verb-intransitive) To emit rays; to be radiant; to shine.
  2. (verb-intransitive) To proceed in direct lines from a point or surface; to issue in rays, as light or heat.
  3. (verb-transitive) To emit or send out in direct lines from a point or points.
  4. (verb-transitive) To enlighten; to illuminate; to shed light or brightness on; to irradiate.
  5. (adjective) Having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) To issue and proceed in rays or straight lines from a point; spread directly outward from a center or nucleus, as the spokes of a wheel, heat and light, etc.
  2. (None) To emit rays; be radiant: as, a radiating body.
  3. (None) To spread in all directions from a central source or cause; proceed outward as from a focus to all accessible points.
  4. (None) To emit or send out in direct lines, as from a point or focus; hence, to cause to proceed or diverge in all directions, as from a source or cause; communicate by direct emanation: as, the sun radiates heat and light.
  5. (None) To furnish with rays; cause to have or to consist of rays; make radial.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (verb) send out rays or waves
  2. (verb) issue or emerge in rays or waves
  3. (verb) extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center
  4. (verb) spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate
  5. (verb) cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays