emanate

[em-uh-neyt]

verb (used without object), em·a·nat·ed, em·a·nat·ing.

to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate.

verb (used with object), em·a·nat·ed, em·a·nat·ing.

to send forth; emit.

Nearby words

  1. emaculate,
  2. emagram,
  3. email,
  4. emalangeni,
  5. emanant,
  6. emanation,
  7. emancipate,
  8. emancipated,
  9. emancipation,
  10. emancipation proclamation

Origin of emanate

1780–90; < Latin ēmānātus having flowed out (past participle of ēmānāre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + mān- flow + -ātus -ate1

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See emerge.

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British Dictionary definitions for emanate

emanate

verb

(intr often foll by from) to issue or proceed from or as from a source
(tr) to send forth; emit
Derived Formsemanative (ˈɛmənətɪv), adjectiveemanator, nounemanatory (ˈɛməˌneɪtərɪ, -trɪ), adjective

Word Origin for emanate

C18: from Latin ēmānāre to flow out, from mānāre to flow

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Word Origin and History for emanate

emanate

v.

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

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