Synonyms of rotate


1. revolve, go around, rotate, turn

usage: turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"

2. rotate, alternate

usage: exchange on a regular basis; "We rotate the lead soprano every night"

3. rotate, serve

usage: perform a job or duty on a rotating basis; "Interns have to rotate for a few months"

4. rotate, circumvolve, turn

usage: cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"

5. turn out, splay, spread out, rotate, turn

usage: turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"

6. rotate, grow

usage: plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession; "We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"

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Definition and meaning of rotate (Dictionary)