verb (used without object), e·mot·ed, e·mot·ing.
to show or pretend emotion: to emote over the beauties of nature. to portray emotion in acting, especially exaggeratedly or ineptly; behave theatrically: The actress emoted for all she was worth.
Origin of emote
1915–20, AmericanismRelated formse·mot·er, nouno·ver·e·mote, verb (used without object), o·ver·e·mot·ed, o·ver·e·mot·ing.
; back formation from emotion
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for emoted
Contemporary Examples of emoted
Historical Examples of emoted
British Dictionary definitions for emoted
Derived Formsemoter, noun
(intr) to display exaggerated emotion, as in acting; behave theatrically
Word Origin for emote
C20: back formation from emotion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for emoted
1917, American English, back-formation from emotion. Related: Emoted; emoting.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper