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emote

Definition:

to give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role

Class:

emotion verb (feeling)

Related to:

emotion | emotive

Past tense:

emoted

Present participle:

emoting

3rd-person singular present:

emotes

Type of:

act » re-create » make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

(originally United States): back-formation from "emotion"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

emote [intransitive] | emoter [noun, derived]

to display exaggerated emotion, as in acting; behave theatrically (9 of 389 words, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/emote

Wikipedia:

Emote

an entry in a text-based chat client that indicates an action taking place. Unlike emoticons, they are not text art, and instead describe the action using words. In most IRC chat clients, entering the command "/me" will print the user's name followed... (42 of 266 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Emote

Merriam-Webster:

emote | emoted [past tense] | emoting [present participle] | emoter [noun, related]

to give expression to emotion especially in acting (8 of 48 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/emote

Oxford Dictionary:

emote | emoter [derived]

(especially of an actor) portray emotion in a theatrical manner (10 of 47 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/emote

American Heritage Dictionary:

emote | emoted [past tense] | emoting [present participle] | emotes [3rd-person singular present] | emoter [noun, related]

To express emotion, especially in an excessive or theatrical manner (10 of 44 words, 2 usage examples)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/emote

Random House Dictionary:

emote | emoted [past tense] | emoting [present participle]

to show or pretend emotion. | to portray emotion in acting, especially exaggeratedly or ineptly; behave theatrically. (16 of 40 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/emote

Macmillan British Dictionary:

emote [intransitive] | emoted [past tense] | emoting [present participle] | emotes [3rd-person singular present]

to express an emotion in a very obvious way (9 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/emote

New World Dictionary:

emote [United States, informal] | emoted | emoting

to act in an emotional or theatrical manner while, or as though, playing a role in a drama: often used humorously (21 of 30 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/emote

Wiktionary:

emote [intransitive] | emoted [past tense] | emoting [present participle] | emotes [3rd-person singular present]

to display emotions openly, especially while acting (7 of 20 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/emote

Britannica Encyclopedia:

play [behaviour]

in zoology, behaviour performed in the absence of normal stimuli or behaviour elicited by normal stimuli but not followed to the completion of the ... (24 of 162 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/464349​/play

Cambridge Dictionary:

act [entry 1]

to do something for a particular purpose, or to behave in the stated way (14 of 97 words, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/act 1

act [entry 2] | act the fool/martyr, etc. | act the fool, etc. | act the martyr, etc.

to play a part; to perform in a film, play, etc | "act the fool/martyr, etc.": to behave in a particular, usually bad, way (23 of 58 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/act 2

act [entry 3]

something that you do (4 of 43 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/act 3

act [entry 4]

[singular] behaviour which hides your real feelings or intentions | a person or group that performs a short piece in a show, or the piece that they ... (26 of 78 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/act 4

act [entry 5, law]

a law or formal decision made by a parliament or other group of elected law-makers (15 of 57 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/act 5

Columbia Encyclopedia:

emotion

term commonly and loosely used to denote individual, subjective feelings which dictate moods. In psychology, emotion is considered a response to ... (21 of 228 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0817276​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

emote | emoted [past tense] | emoting [present participle] | emotes [3rd-person singular present]

to make an exaggerated show of emotions, e.g. in the playing of a dramatic part (15 of 45 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608174​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

emote

First use: early 20th century

Origin: (originally United States): back-formation from "emotion"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/emote

Online Etymology:

emote

First use: 1917

Origin: American English, back formation from "emotion".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=emote

Collins Dictionary:

emote [intransitive]

First use: 20th century

Origin: back formation from emotion

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/emote

Merriam-Webster:

emote | emoted [past tense] | emoting [present participle]

First use: 1917

Origin: back-formation from emotion

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/emote

emotion

First use: 1579

Origin: Middle French, from emouvoir to stir up, from Old French esmovoir, from Latin emovēre to remove, displace, from e- + movēre to move

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/emotion

American Heritage Dictionary:

emote | emoted [past tense] | emoting [present participle] | emotes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Back-formation from "emotion".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/emote

emotion

Origin: French émotion, from Old French, from esmovoir, to excite, from Vulgar Latin *exmovēre: Latin ex-, ex- + ... (17 of 25 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/emotion

New World Dictionary:

emote [United States, informal]

Origin: back-formation from "emotion"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/emote

emotion

Origin: French (probably after motion) from émouvoir, to agitate, stir up from Vulgar Latin *exmovere, for Latin emovere from e-, out + movere, "move"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/emotion

Wiktionary:

emote [intransitive] | emoted [past tense] | emoting [present participle] | emotes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Back-formation from emotion.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/emote

emotion

Origin: French émotion, from émouvoir ("excite") based on Latin emotus, past participle of emovere ("to move out, move away, remove, stir up, agitate"), from e- ("out") (variant of ex-), and movere ("move").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/emotion

Encarta Dictionary:

emote | emoted [past tense] | emoting [present participle] | emotes [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Early 20th century

Origin: Back-formation from emotion

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608174​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

emote [intransitive]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "emote"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/emote

Macmillan British Dictionary:

emote [intransitive] | emoted [past tense] | emoting [present participle] | emotes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "emote"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/emote

Macmillan American Dictionary:

emote [intransitive] | emoted [past tense] | emoting [present participle] | emotes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "emote"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/emote

the Free Dictionary:

emote

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "emote"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "emote"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "emote" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/emote

Google Dictionary:

emote | emoted [past tense] | emoting [present participle] | emotes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "emote"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=emote

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

emote

Audio: North American pronunciation of "emote"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=emote​001 word=emote

YourDictionary Audio:

emote

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "emote"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/emote

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