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emanate

[em-uh-neyt] /ˈɛm əˌneɪt/
verb (used without object), emanated, emanating.
1.
to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate.
Synonyms: arise, spring, flow.
verb (used with object), emanated, emanating.
2.
to send forth; emit.
Origin of emanate
1780-1790
1780-90; < Latin ēmānātus having flowed out (past participle of ēmānāre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + mān- flow + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
emanative, adjective
emanator, noun
emanatory
[em-uh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɛm ə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonemanating, adjective
reemanate, verb (used without object), reemanated, reemanating.
unemanative, adjective
Synonym Study
1. See emerge.
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Examples from the Web for emanate
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  • Honour will emanate from the people and be reflected upon the leaders.

  • Some of that power ought to emanate from him with every pill and drug which he prescribes.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • To them matter is as insoluble as the transforming forces which emanate from it.

    The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
  • He said that the doctrine that all powers should emanate from the people is not a question of expediency.

    Albert Gallatin John Austin Stevens
  • The sounds seemed to emanate from the apartments of the Walsh family.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • I respect them because they are just, because they emanate from your will, which is the most sacred law for me.

    Kosciuszko Monica Mary Gardner
  • How does a bird produce the melodious notes that emanate from his throat?

    Our Bird Comrades

    Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
  • No, this last degradation could emanate only from one who has the soul of a servant.

    The Music Master

    Charles Klein
  • He is judge and executor of laws which emanate solely from himself.

    Due West

    Maturin Murray Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for emanate

emanate

/ˈɛməˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by from. to issue or proceed from or as from a source
2.
(transitive) to send forth; emit
Derived Forms
emanative (ˈɛmənətɪv) adjective
emanator, noun
emanatory (ˈɛməˌneɪtərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin ēmānāre to flow out, from mānāre to flow
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Word Origin and History for emanate
v.

1680s, from Latin emanatus, past participle of emanare (see emanation). Related: Emanated; emanating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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