verb (used with object), ro·tat·ed, ro·tat·ing.
verb (used without object), ro·tat·ed, ro·tat·ing.
Origin of rotate1
Synonyms for rotate
Origin of rotate2
Related Words for rotatewhirl, swivel, twist, twirl, pivot, revolve, spin, switch, wheel, troll, waltz, move, turn, gyrate, circumvolve, circle, reel, roll, pirouette, whirligig
Examples from the Web for rotate
Contemporary Examples of rotate
Rotate those chairs, and senators might rotate back to their states earlier than usual.A Conservative Explains Why The GOP Could Lose
November 2, 2014
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
May 11, 2014
When we came back, we were the second string and on a predictable calendar to rotate in and out of combat.Meet the Original 'Fighting Irish’
March 17, 2014
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
August 24, 2013
It can move backwards or forwards on its own power, and the men operating it can rotate it this way or that.Thatcher's Economic Legacy
April 8, 2013
Historical Examples of rotate
If the tool be lightly held, it will be found that it tends to rotate by itself.
If it does not, rotate the tube, but still so that the flame plays in the nick.
You are not to rotate the object consciously or help it in any way.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis
Imagine a paddle-wheel placed in water and caused to rotate.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
It would be necessary then that the ring-system should rotate around the planet.Myths and Marvels of Astronomy
Richard A. Proctor
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.