Definition of exude in English:

exude

verb

  • 1(with reference to moisture or a smell) discharge or be discharged slowly and steadily.

    with object ‘the beetle exudes a caustic liquid’
    no object ‘slime exudes from the fungus’
    • ‘On its skin are pores which exude droplets of moisture containing red pigment.’
    • ‘Above them is a large incense container that has been slowly swinging on a chain and exudes a pungent smell that lingers for the duration.’
    • ‘They welcomed us in, lighting tapers laced with damar gum that exuded a wonderful smell and were attached to the walls, giving their house the feel of a baronial hall.’
    • ‘The entire four-storey building exudes the smell of fresh paint - and of colossal corporate self-confidence.’
    • ‘Treatment rooms in the Great Southern literally exude the smell of essential oils - a fragrance that remains on the skin hours after the treatment is over like a pleasant reminder of the treat.’
    • ‘Silk moth cocoons are made of a layer of silk that the caterpillar exudes from glands in its mouth.’
    • ‘The experts should surely exude the wholesome smell of the clinic rather than the conservative mustiness of the courtroom.’
    • ‘I imagined she'd smell of fresh plastic-wrapped computer components for some weird reason and was surprised by the clean, human smell she exuded.’
    • ‘Since there is less moisture in the air, the skin can become very dry and dehydrated, as it fails to replenish the moisture that is exuded naturally into the air.’
    • ‘The bruschetta was beautifully presented, encapsulating Summer and the Mediterranean in one fell swoop, and exuding the smell of freshly-chopped basil - a small piece of heaven, on a day when the heavens were opening outside.’
    • ‘Fry over a moderate heat for about 15 minutes until the mushrooms have exuded moisture, then dried to form a crumbly mush.’
    • ‘In a 3-meter-by - 3-meter pond, there was a blackish-greenish liquid exuding a foul smell.’
    • ‘Under these conditions three of the transformants grew slowly and were observed to guttate, i.e. to exude droplets of liquid at the leaf margins.’
    • ‘Unlike other floral species, the Rafflesia exudes a smell of rotting flesh!’
    give off, give out, discharge, release, send out, send forth, emit, issue, emanate
    ooze, seep, trickle, issue, filter, percolate, escape, discharge, flow, well, drip, dribble, leak, leach, drain, bleed, sweat
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  • 2with object (of a person) display (an emotion or quality) strongly and openly.

    ‘Sir Thomas exuded goodwill’
    • ‘Really - it's something to do with exuding intelligence and sophistication.’
    • ‘Niamh has a voice of undisputed international quality and she also exudes charismatic quality, which guarantees a vibrant live performance.’
    • ‘Even though he was dressed for bed, Kayla could sense the power and influence he exuded.’
    • ‘Dressed in designer clothes and Gucci loafers, they exuded power and authority.’
    • ‘While emphasising the need for discipline, she exuded a caustic anti-establishment manner which at the time I found particularly refreshing.’
    • ‘Yet he exudes a sense of calm and control, mainly because he has strict rules for how he operates.’
    • ‘And here, enveloped in the power and aura that Skybury exuded, Ravenna understood how true that was.’
    • ‘Officials exude confidence that the projects would gain good speed once the elections are over.’
    • ‘I'd read in a book that animals exuded a sense of protection and safety to their owner.’
    • ‘I believe that an artist should not exude his agonies and nightmares to his viewers.’
    • ‘She's as lively and impudent as the title suggests, and she exudes star power whenever she's on screen.’
    • ‘In her face, however, she wore the mask of one who exuded authority and quiet power.’
    • ‘She exudes forceful understanding, deceptive manipulation, and occasional cluelessness with a rich helping of heart that radiates maternal concern.’
    • ‘It might have been different with any other player but he just exudes confidence.’
    • ‘Affecting a very strong accent and playing most of his scenes in a kind of deadpan sincerity, he attempts to achieve a sense of inner peace while at the same time exuding a silent power.’
    • ‘He has a special presence in the water, exuding effortless power.’
    • ‘The male singer and guitar player exude emotion.’
    • ‘The young director exudes the confidence born of success when he says that films turn stale when subjects are tailored to suit the artistes.’
    • ‘He hardly exudes confidence, but there is something steely and assured behind his quiet, shy manner.’
    • ‘Some people exude outright disinterest and apathy towards their country's films.’
    emanate, radiate, ooze, give out, give forth, send out, issue, emit
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    1. 2.1 (of a place) have a strong atmosphere of.
      ‘the building exudes an air of tranquillity’
      • ‘My second favorite is the Defender (Liberty heavy fighter), which is just a beautiful model that exudes elegance and power.’
      • ‘The whole place exudes coolness without being pretentious.’
      • ‘With its cool black and beige colours, the place exudes a relaxing atmosphere.’
      • ‘Even on a hot day, with the large car parks full of coaches testifying that there must be hundreds of people there, the entire camp exuded an awesome silence.’
      • ‘When skiing is over for the day, the town exudes music from every pore.’
      • ‘Today just a few families remain and the place exudes a strange mix of film set and living museum.’
      • ‘Despite the work's jerry-built appearance, it exuded an internal order that is both erudite and sophisticated.’
      • ‘Like a rising sun, the city exudes energy and brilliant colour.’
      • ‘Liautaud's many animal reliefs exude a life force and presence reminiscent of the effects achieved by Jean Dubuffet.’
      • ‘It's hard to describe, but the place just exudes corporate creepiness.’
      • ‘The city of Bordeaux exudes wealth: its enormous, elegant squares easily rival the Place de Vosges in Paris or Piazza Navona in Rome.’
      • ‘Opulence exudes from each nook and cranny, and that can be seen in every scene in the movie.’
      • ‘The place exuded a spirit of camaraderie even while players sang and danced in ecstasy in an apparent bid to make up for the anxiety and fretfulness they experienced in the past four days on the tracks.’
      • ‘Nastasha's head craned every which way like a child, looking at every bit of charming class exuded from the amazing house.’
      • ‘Best known for its legendary ski slopes, the alpine town exudes a cozy mix of old-world culture and international flair.’
      • ‘The power of peace and tolerance that exuded from this area was overwhelming.’
      • ‘Meditative and soft, his blurred landscapes exude a sense of atmosphere.’
      • ‘They didn't know each other entirely, maybe just by their faces, but it was still the same sort of amicable atmosphere the place exuded.’
      • ‘A mixture of bunker and shed, the centre exudes a taut, functional elegance.’
      • ‘The whole place exudes old-fashioned charm and timeless style.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin exsudare, from ex- ‘out’ + sudare ‘to sweat’.

Pronunciation

exude

/ɛɡˈzjuːd//ɪɡˈzjuːd/