Rotate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈroʊteɪt|  American pronunciation of the word rotate
Brit.  |rə(ʊ)ˈteɪt|  British pronunciation of the word rotate


- turn on or around an axis or a center(syn: revolve)
- exchange on a regular basis
- perform a job or duty on a rotating basis
- cause to turn on an axis or center (syn: circumvolve)
- turn outward(syn: splay)
- plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession


As the gear rotates, it turns the other gears.

The Earth rotates on its axis.

The planets rotate around the sun.

The software allows you to rotate images.

Rotate the sheet of paper 90 degrees.

The staff rotates the weekend shift.

We rotate—she does the dishes one week; I do them the next.

You should rotate your car's tires once a year.

The Earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours.

Rotate the pan halfway through the baking time.

The chairmanship of the committee rotates annually.

Employers may rotate duties to give staff wider experience.

Rotating the tyres every few months helps them last longer.

The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire

We rotate the lead soprano every night

Word forms

I/you/we/they: rotate
he/she/it: rotates
present participle: rotating
past tense: rotated
past participle: rotated
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