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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Definitions for emanate

  1. to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate. Synonyms: arise, spring, flow.
  2. to send forth; emit.

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Citations for emanate
"Philosophy and the arts are but a manifestation of the intelligible ideas that move the public mind; and thus they become visible images of the nations whence they emanate…" Lydia Marie Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836
...but that that intellectual face bespoke the mind at work is certain, and from one so pure and lovely could emanate nothing but what was innocent and good. Frederick Marryat, Snarleyyow, or, the Dog Fiend, 1837
Origin of emanate
1780-1790
Emanate came to English in the mid-1700s from the Latin emanare literally meaning "to flow out."