August 28, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
exude /ɪgˈzuːd/ verb
exude
/ɪgˈzuːd/
verb

exudes; exuded; exuding

The woman exudes self-confidence.
The woman exudes self-confidence.
Learner's definition of EXUDE

1 a [+ object] : to produce a liquid or smell that flows out slowly

  • Pine trees exude a sticky substance.

  • The flowers exuded a sweet fragrance.

b [no object] : to flow out slowly — usually + from

  • Moisture exuded from the walls of the cave.

  • A sticky substance exuded [=oozed] from the pine tree.

2 [+ object] : to show (a quality, emotion, etc.) very clearly or strongly

  • She exudes authority/charm. [=she has a great deal of authority/charm]

  • They exuded elegance/confidence.

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