- to cause to turn around an axis or center point; revolve.
- to cause to go through a cycle of changes; cause to pass or follow in a fixed routine of succession: to rotate farm crops.
- to replace (a person, troops, etc.) by another or others, usually according to a schedule or plan.
- to turn around on or as if on an axis.
- to proceed in a fixed routine of succession: The sentries rotated in keeping watch.
Origin of rotate1
Synonyms for rotate
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It consists of a fixed and a rotatable coil whose windings are not connected with each other.
It consists of a fixed and a rotatable coil with the coils connected in series.
- to turn or cause to turn around an axis, line, or point; revolve or spin
- to follow or cause to follow a set order or sequence
- (of a position, presidency, etc) to pass in turn from one eligible party to each of the other eligible parties
- (of staff) to replace or be replaced in turn
- botany designating a corolla the united petals of which radiate from a central point like the spokes of a wheel
1794, intransitive, back-formation from rotation. Transitive sense from 1823. Related: Rotated; rotating. Rotator "muscle which allows a part to be moved circularly" is recorded from 1670s.