verb (used with object), ro·tat·ed, ro·tat·ing.
verb (used without object), ro·tat·ed, ro·tat·ing.
- rotary shutter,
- rotary tiller,
- rotary valve,
- rotary wing,
- rotation axis,
- rotation flap,
- rotation of axes
Origin of rotate1
Origin of rotate2
Examples from the Web for rotate
Rotate those chairs, and senators might rotate back to their states earlier than usual.
Each facility has a Rabbi, though some of the smaller ones have traveling Rabbis that rotate from joint to joint.A Jewish Ex-Con Recalls Keeping Kosher with the Faithful in Prison|Daniel Genis|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When we came back, we were the second string and on a predictable calendar to rotate in and out of combat.
Cells work in isolation, rotate members every few months, and keep members ignorant of organizational levels above them.The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico|Nick Romeo|August 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It can move backwards or forwards on its own power, and the men operating it can rotate it this way or that.
In this plant the flower is rotate, or wheel-shaped, and divided into five rather unequal lobes.Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon
It is from the study of sun-spots that we have learned that the sun's surface does not appear to rotate all at the same speed.
As in the case of the sun, however, different latitudes appear to rotate at different rates.
It is also able, in animals in which the tarsal articulations allow of the movement, to rotate the foot inwards.Artistic Anatomy of Animals|douard Cuyer
In another modification M. Menges proposes to rotate the burners and leave the armature and distributor at rest.
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.