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Rotate
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Rotate as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

3 December 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 15 answers for the crossword clue 'Rotate', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Rotate a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Rotate as an answer itself some 160 times.

Rotate is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Wednesday, 08 December 2021 with the answer being TURN, we also found TURN to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Rotate', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Rotate' and give you a hint.

  • Plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession; "We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"
  • 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"
  • Cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"
  • Exchange on a regular basis; "We rotate the lead soprano every night"
  • Perform a job or duty on a rotating basis; "Interns have to rotate for a few months"
  • Turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"

Anagrams

We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Rotate'.

  • Tetrao Type genus of the Tetraonidae: capercaillies

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

SPIN
A distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"

TURN
Get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"

5 Letters

PIVOT
The act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot; "the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot"

SPLAY
An outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger

TWIRL
The act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"

TWIST chris roberson
Twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"

WHIRL
Confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"

6 Letters

GYRATE
To wind or move in a spiral course; "the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action"; "black smoke coiling up into the sky"; "the young people gyrated on the dance floor"

SWIVEL
A coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin

7 Letters

REVOLVE
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"

TURNOUT
(ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip

8 Letters

GOAROUND
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"

9 Letters

PIROUETTE
(ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)

SPREADOUT
Move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";

11 Letters

CIRCUMVOLVE
Cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"

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