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rotate (v.)

"revolve or move round a center or axis," 1794, intransitive, back-formation from rotation. The transitive sense of "cause to revolve upon an axis or support" is by 1823. Related: Rotated; rotating.

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Definitions of rotate from WordNet

rotate (v.)
turn on or around an axis or a center;
The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire
Synonyms: revolve / go around
rotate (v.)
exchange on a regular basis;
We rotate the lead soprano every night
rotate (v.)
perform a job or duty on a rotating basis;
Interns have to rotate for a few months
rotate (v.)
cause to turn on an axis or center;
Synonyms: circumvolve
rotate (v.)
turn outward;
ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees
Synonyms: turn out / splay / spread out
rotate (v.)
plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession;
We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil
From wordnet.princeton.edu