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 for radiate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Radiate \Ra"di*ate\ (r[=a]"d[i^]*[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Radiated (r[=a]"d[i^]*[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Radiating.] [L. radiatus, p. p. of radiare to furnish with
     spokes or rays, to radiate, fr. radius ray. See Radius,
     Ray a divergent line.]
     1. To emit rays; to be radiant; to shine.
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              Virtues shine more clear
              In them [kings], and radiate like the sun at noon.
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     2. To proceed in direct lines from a point or surface; to
        issue in rays, as light or heat.
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              Light radiates from luminous bodies directly to our
              eyes.                                 --Locke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Radiate \Ra"di*ate\, v. t.
     1. To emit or send out in direct lines from a point or
        points; as, to radiate heat.
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     2. To enlighten; to illuminate; to shed light or brightness
        on; to irradiate. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Radiate \Ra"di*ate\ (r[=a]"d[i^]*[asl]t), a. [L. radiatus, p.
     1. Having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated;
        as, a radiate crystal.
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     2. (Bot.) Having in a capitulum large ray florets which are
        unlike the disk florets, as in the aster, daisy, etc.
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     3. (Zool.) Belonging to the Radiata.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Radiate \Ra"di*ate\, n. (Zool.)
     One of the Radiata.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common
             center; "radial symmetry"; "a starlike or stellate
             arrangement of petals"; "many cities show a radial
             pattern of main highways" [syn: radial, stellate,
      2: having rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of
      v 1: send out rays or waves; "The sun radiates heat"
      2: send out real or metaphoric rays; "She radiates happiness"
      3: extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward
         towards a center; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel";
         "This plants radiate spines in all directions" [syn:
         radiate, ray]
      4: have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or
         pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna" [syn:
         glow, beam, radiate, shine]
      5: cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is
      6: experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good
         health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy";
         "Her face radiated with happiness" [syn: glow, beam,
         radiate, shine]
      7: issue or emerge in rays or waves; "Heat radiated from the
         metal box"
      8: spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate;
         "The plants on this island diversified" [syn: diversify,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "radiate":
     be bright, beacon, beam, bedazzle, bestrew, blaze, blind,
     broadcast, burn, circulate, circumfuse, coruscate, daze, dazzle,
     deal out, diffract, diffuse, diffuse light, dispense, disperse,
     dispread, disseminate, distribute, diverge, emanate, emit, fan out,
     flame, flare, flash, fulgurate, give light, give off, give out,
     glance, glare, gleam, glint, glisten, glitter, glow, incandesce,
     irradiate, issue, jam, luster, newscast, overscatter, oversow,
     overspread, propagate, publish, radio, radiobroadcast, ray, retail,
     scatter, scintillate, send, send out, send out rays, shed, shimmer,
     shine, shine brightly, shoot, shoot out rays, shortwave, sign off,
     sign on, sow, sow broadcast, sparkle, splay, sportscast, spread,
     spread out, strew, transmit, twinkle, utter, wireless

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