Definition of emanate in English:



[NO OBJECT]emanate from
  • 1(of something abstract but perceptible) issue or spread out from (a source)

    ‘warmth emanated from the fireplace’
    ‘she felt an undeniable charm emanating from him’
    • ‘But a kind of down-to-earth warmth emanates from more than his orange glow.’
    • ‘The strength of nonviolence emanates from an understanding of the origins of power: all power derives from the consent of the governed.’
    • ‘The advantage of this approach is that the entire wave field emanating from a seismic source can be considered.’
    • ‘He awoke the next morning to the delicious smell that emanated from the fireplace.’
    • ‘If the book has a shortcoming, it is one that emanates from the source of its strength.’
    • ‘It was the unfamiliar scent of vanilla and the warmth emanating from the heated water!’
    • ‘A researcher first noticed the signal while holding the animal in his hands: a buzzing sensation seemed to emanate from its body just in front of its forelimbs.’
    • ‘Let's face it, it's no wonder we lack the words to describe the complex, fleeting sensations that emanate from a glass of wine.’
    • ‘There was a gentle warmth emanating from him, and she wanted to be a part of it for a while.’
    • ‘I could feel his breath against my ear and the warmth emanating from his body even though he seemed careful not to touch me.’
    • ‘The warmth emanating from her glowing form told me that I had finally found my place in the universe.’
    • ‘I closed my eyes and lost myself in the slight warmth emanating from Ryan's body in the air of cold.’
    • ‘These are conceptualized as originating and emanating from the belly or the center of the body.’
    • ‘She briefly hesitates once again, as I feel a strange sensation that seems to emanate from where her hand touches my chest.’
    • ‘A pale white glow began to emanate from my body, spreading like the very blood pumping through my veins.’
    • ‘My first order of business was to take off my coat and enjoy the warmth emanating from the radiator.’
    • ‘You use very distinct and textured musical scores that seem to emanate from the actual source.’
    • ‘A portrait bust of George Gershwin is shown on a pedestal, and dance music emanates from an unseen source.’
    • ‘Besides, much of the film's charm emanates from its setting rather than its kitsch value.’
    emerge, flow, pour, proceed, issue, ensue, come out, come forth, spread out, come
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    1. 1.1 Originate from; be produced by.
      ‘the proposals emanated from a committee’
      • ‘Most attacks of remorse or conscience in their strongest form emanates from that source.’
      • ‘The rules making up this body of law emanate from sources of international law (treaties, customary law, etc.)’
      • ‘Since claims can emanate from several sources, the IRS may have funds that belong to you.’
      • ‘It is disturbing when these guns may well have emanated from British military sources.’
      • ‘Your Honour, the issue of law emanates from what was plainly an error of fact.’
      • ‘You indicated earlier that complaints can emanate from a range of sources, and obviously, complaints can emanate from members of the public, you said that.’
      • ‘Prejudice makes me expect that nutty health scares emanate from the USA, but the original article in this case was German.’
      • ‘What if I said they all happened to have originally emanated from the Land Down Under?’
      • ‘The challenges to the political power of many Middle Eastern states nowadays emanate from domestic and global sources as well as economic and social changes.’
      • ‘Word soon spread of this sensational Sauvignon emanating from New Zealand that nobody could get hold of it.’
      • ‘The concept of world-woman or world spirit emanates from a humble origin - the roots of African American culture that value community and interpersonal relations as measures of success.’
      • ‘We are aware that the earth and the moon emanated from their original star, the sun.’
      • ‘Anti-Arab racism does not emanate from a single source, and certainly is not limited to passions stemming from the Arab-Israeli conflict.’
      originate from, have its origins in, derive from, arise from, stem from, emanate from, proceed from, start from, issue from, evolve from, come from
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    2. 1.2with object Give out or emit (something abstract but perceptible)
      ‘he emanated a powerful brooding air’
      • ‘Lit by three glimmering chandeliers, fragranced by fresh flowers and populated with antique bronzes, it emanates warmth and dignity.’
      • ‘She was quite plump, and emanated motherly love.’
      • ‘Its precise pacing, composition and camera movement and the minimalist yet powerful soundtrack reverberates and emanates a mood of incredible mystery and stillness.’
      • ‘When not shooting, he was absolutely at peace, emanating a constant, joyful irony.’
      • ‘Her touch at his arm seemed to emanate a warmth which spread from there and throughout his body.’
      • ‘From these and Harms's other works, there emanates a feeling of exuberance, self-deprecating humor and cheerful absurdity.’
      • ‘Gord Downie is one of the few songwriters whose lyrics still emanate the qualities of poetry and Downie's literary allusions are many.’
      • ‘Speed is not the attraction to this style of diving and trips emanate a laid-back feeling which is further enhanced by the crews - nothing gets done in a hurry, and it comes as a huge welcome that nothing needs to be.’
      • ‘Like any great promoter, Joe Fitzgerald emanates unbridled enthusiasm.’
      • ‘The combination emanated both heady romance and lightheartedness, two things she lacked entirely.’
      • ‘Experience the warmth that comes toward you, and you become aware that one can emanate this quality.’
      • ‘This intimate seaside village was built in the 1800s to be a resort for wealthy San Diegans, yet it emanates a feeling of relaxed welcome to all who visit.’
      • ‘Effective use of space emanates a subtle feeling of comfort.’
      • ‘From her Oscar-nominated turn in Lorenzo's Oil in 1992 to her Mrs March in Little Women and, more recently, in Stepmom and Anywhere But Here, Sarandon emanates a maternal warmth on screen that few others can touch.’
      • ‘His face emanates a still fury, sweat pouring freely from it as the door gently, excruciatingly, closes.’
      • ‘I tossed Dad the key, grabbed my bag, and walked towards the school emanating confidence.’
      • ‘He'd always had his mother, a sobering figure who emanated love and protection around her youngest son, her baby.’
      • ‘Kim was an exuberant, charismatic woman who emanated a warmth and generosity that was instantly recognizable.’
      • ‘He had a deep scowl that emanated fierce anger and frustration.’
      • ‘After a while, she stood up and walked toward the woman, her face emanating an intense feeling of sorrow yet of anger as well.’
      exude, give off, give out, send out, send forth, pour out, throw out, spread, discharge, disgorge, emit, exhale, radiate
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Mid 18th century: from Latin emanat- ‘flowed out’, from the verb emanare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + manare ‘to flow’.