- to come out gradually in drops, as sweat, through pores or small openings; ooze out.
- to send out, as sweat; emit through pores or small openings.
- to project or display conspicuously or abundantly; radiate: to exude cheerfulness.
Origin of exude
1565–75; < Latin ex(s)ūdāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + sūdāre to sweat
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Examples from the Web for exude
Like the other Obama surrogates hitting the airwaves today, Gibbs was doing his best to conceal nervousness and exude confidence.Robert Gibbs Plans a Good Cry
November 6, 2012
They exude strength, but the romance and sensuality of fashion are not lost.Chanel, Armani, and Givenchy Present Their Haute-Couture Collections in Paris
July 4, 2012
Indeed, who wants to exude innocence in these times of economic upheaval, violence in Syria, and political distress?Prada and Gucci Show Off Strong, Smart Sensuality at Milan Fall 2012 Fashion Shows
February 24, 2012
It can show stature and authority and also exude commonality.Newt Gingrich's Wife Callista's Prissy Style Problem
December 13, 2011
They take on a protective stance in public, and they exude insecurity in their condescension.A Toast to Fabulous Women
November 8, 2011
Silence seemed to flow from them, to exude from their labors.A Spirit in Prison
His film-clogged pores could exude nothing; he had only the sensation of perspiring.The Radiant Shell
It is the elderly gentlemen on both sides who exude vitriol.The Better Germany in War Time
During the processing a thick liquid should exude, covering the pimientoes.American Cookery
Does he exude the 'God's-own-country' and 'land-of-opportunity' line of conversation?Desert Conquest
A. M. Chisholm
- to release or be released through pores, incisions, etc, as sweat from the body or sap from trees
- (tr) to make apparent by mood or behaviourhe exuded confidence
C16: from Latin exsūdāre, from sūdāre to sweat
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Word Origin and History for exude
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To ooze or pass gradually out of a body structure or tissue.
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