ro·tate =/ˈroˌtet, <ɪ>ɛsp ɑrɪtɪʃɪ> roˈ/= 動詞
Ro·tate, v. i.
1. To cause to turn round or revolve, as a wheel around an axle.
2. To cause to succeed in turn; esp., to cause to succeed some one, or to be succeeded by some one, in office. [Colloq.] “Both, after a brief service, were rotated out of office.”
Ro·tate a. Having the parts spreading out like a wheel; wheel-shaped; as, a rotate spicule or scale; a rotate corolla, i.e., a monopetalous corolla with a flattish border, and no tube or a very short one.
Ro·tate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rotated p. pr. & vb. n. Rotating.]
1. To turn, as a wheel, round an axis; to revolve.
2. To perform any act, function, or operation in turn, to hold office in turn; as, to rotate in office.
v 1: 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" [syn: revolve, go around]
2: exchange on a regular basis; "We rotate the lead soprano
3: cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"
4: perform a job or duty on a rotating basis; "Interns have to
rotate for a few months"
5: turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes";
"ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"
[syn: turn out, splay, spread out]
6: plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession; "We
rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"