[ em-uh-neyt ]
/ ˈɛm əˌneɪt /

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.

Origin of emanate

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


synonym study for emanate

1. See emerge.
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British Dictionary definitions for emanates

/ (ˈɛməˌneɪt) /


(intr often foll by from) to issue or proceed from or as from a source
(tr) to send forth; emit

Derived forms of emanate

emanative (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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