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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] rotāre, from Latin rota (wheel).

Pronunciation

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  • enPR: /rō'tāt/ (US) or /rōtāt'/ (UK)
  • IPA: /ˈrɔʊteɪt/ (US) or /rəʊˈteɪt/ (UK)
  • SAMPA: {{{1}}} /"rOUteIt/ (US) or /r@U"teIt/ (UK)

Verb

Infinitive
to rotate

Third person singular
rotat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to rotate (third-person singular simple present rotat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) to spin, turn, or revolve
    He rotated in his chair to face me.
  2. (intransitive) to advance through a sequence; to take turns
    The nurses' shifts rotate each week.
  3. (transitive) to spin, turn, or revolve something
    Rotate the dial to the left.
  4. (transitive) to advance something through a sequence
  5. (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.
  6. (transitive)(Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to change which tire is on each corner of the car, so that they wear evenly
    Rotate your tires every 15,000 miles.
  7. (transitive)(Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to grow or plant in a certain order

Synonyms

(to turn)

(to make turn)

Translations

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Italian

Verb

rotate

  1. Second-person plural present tense of rotare.
  2. Second-person plural imperative of rotare.
  3. Feminine plural of rotato.

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