From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrotatero‧tate /rəʊˈteɪt $ ˈroʊteɪt/ ●○○ verb 1 [intransitive, transitive]TURN to turn with a circular movement around a central point, or to make something do this SYN revolve, → spin The Earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours. Rotate the pan halfway through the baking time.2 [intransitive, transitive]BEC if a job rotates, or if people rotate jobs, they each do a particular job for a particular period of time The chairmanship of the committee rotates annually. Employers may rotate duties to give staff wider experience.3 [intransitive, transitive] to change the places of things or people, or to change places, especially in a circular direction Rotating the tyres every few months helps them last longer.4 [transitive] technicalTAC to regularly change the crops grown on a piece of land, in order to preserve the quality of the soilcrop rotation→ See Verb table
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rotateThe result, says the inventor, is that the wheel is permanently out of balance and forced to rotate.Cleaning duties are rotated among the various groups.The players rotate before each serve.We rotate -- I teach French grammar one week, and she teaches it the next.He saw the propeller contact something and then appear to rotate in the opposite direction as the engine stopped.Night and day are created by the Earth rotating on its axis.The stage was illuminated by a stroboscope, a light which flashed at regular intervals by means of a rotating shutter.The escape pod was rotating so rapidly that its four occupants were pinned against their couches.The Moon rotates so slowly that synchronous orbit is not achievable.A better solution may well be to pick up the idea of rotating the audit partner every five to 10 years.Rotate the handle a half turn to the left.Rotating the tires every few months helps them last longer.We usually rotate the worst jobs so that no one gets stuck with them.
From King Business Dictionaryrotatero‧tate /rəʊˈteɪtˈroʊteɪt/ verb [intransitive, transitive] if a job rotates, or if people rotate jobs, they each do the jobs for a fixed period of time, one after the otherWithin each section of the company, workers are now rotated from job to job regularly.The chairmanship of the committee rotates annually.→ See Verb tableOrigin rotate (1600-1700) Latin past participle of rotare, from rota wheel