Synonyms of radiate


1. radiate, emit, give out, give off

usage: send out rays or waves; "The sun radiates heat"

2. radiate, emit, breathe, pass off

usage: send out real or metaphoric rays; "She radiates happiness"

3. radiate, ray, run, go, pass, lead, extend

usage: extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; "This plants radiate spines in all directions"

4. glow, beam, radiate, shine, look, appear, seem

usage: have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

5. radiate, cause to be perceived

usage: cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating"

6. glow, beam, radiate, shine, feel, experience

usage: experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"

7. radiate, issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress

usage: issue or emerge in rays or waves; "Heat radiated from the metal box"

8. diversify, radiate, change, alter, vary

usage: spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate; "The plants on this island diversified"


1. radial, stellate, radiate, symmetrical (vs. asymmetrical), symmetric

usage: arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center; "radial symmetry"; "a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals"; "many cities show a radial pattern of main highways"

2. radiate, compound (vs. simple)

usage: having rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of daisies

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Definition and meaning of radiate (Dictionary)