V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to make apparent through behavior or body language; 2. to slowly release
Synonyms: emanate, radiate, ooze, flow, secrete
Tips: The word exude has its origins in the Latin exsudare, "to ooze out like sweat" which comes from sudare, "to sweat." When someone has a great deal of confidence, we often say that they ooze confidence, in other words, they exude confidence. Exude is a more positive-sounding word than ooze. For example, one would ooze insincerity or creepiness, while someone would exude confidence or love. Use exude when someone is so full of an emotion it seems to just pour out of them.
She exuded confidence as she walked through the room with a beaming smile and her head held high. (emanated, radiated)
A strange odor exuded from the laboratory. (emanated, radiated)
The liquid that exudes from the aloe plant is said to have healing properties. (oozes, flows)
She seems to exude love and happiness whenever she is with her husband. (radiate, emanate)
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