- (intransitive) to spin, turn, or revolve.
- He rotated in his chair to face me.
- (intransitive) to advance through a sequence; to take turns.
- The nurses' shifts rotate each week.
- (intransitive, of aircraft) to lift the nose, just prior to takeoff.
- The aircraft rotates at sixty knots.
- (transitive) to spin, turn, or revolve something.
- Rotate the dial to the left.
- (transitive) to advance something through a sequence.
- (transitive) to replace older materials or to place older materials in front of newer ones so that older ones get used first.
- The supermarket rotates the stock daily so that old foods don't sit around.
- (transitive, of crops) to grow or plant in a certain order.
to spin, turn, or revolve
to advance through a sequence; to take turns
to spin, turn, or revolve something
to advance something through a sequence
to replace older materials or to place older materials in front of newer ones
to change which tire is on each corner of the car, so that they wear evenly
rotate (not comparable)
- Having the parts spreading out like a wheel; wheel-shaped.
- a rotate spicule or scale; a rotate corolla