Synonyms for rotate


1. revolve, go around, rotate, turn
usage: turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"
2. rotate, alternate
usage: exchange on a regular basis; "We rotate the lead soprano every night"
3. rotate, serve
usage: perform a job or duty on a rotating basis; "Interns have to rotate for a few months"
4. rotate, circumvolve, turn
usage: cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"
5. turn out, splay, spread out, rotate, turn
usage: turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"
6. rotate, grow
usage: plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession; "We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"
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