Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To express emotion, especially in an excessive or theatrical manner: "The more she emotes, the less he listens, and the less he listens, the more strident and emotive she becomes” ( Maggie Scarf).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to display emotions openly, especially while acting

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role

Etymologies

Back-formation from emotion.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from emotion. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It has become fashionable of late for journalists to "emote" on television.

    Murray Waas: America Mourns With Anderson Cooper

  • A man of McCain's age, military discipline and predatory instincts does not sincerely "emote" in front of millions of people over an issue he already worked through and written about in a book.

    Did McCain Cheat At Saddleback?

  • I for one cannot be talked into ignoring his religious beliefs and personal stances on many topics, such as Scientology and Modern Pharmaceuticals, whilst he is on screen trying to "emote".

    Filmstalker: Tom Cruise - Movie Star or Celebrity Target?

  • He does "emote" a feeling about direction, he simply sounds like a dour economist, take a look if you don't believe me.'

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Three years into his premiership, he has maybe come to a reluctant acceptance of the fact that the public now expects its leaders to be able to "emote" with the best of them.

    Paul Linford

  • John Homa tries to get contestant Rosanna to "emote," or act, or at least do anything.

    Inside TV Blog

  • The trick to this method is avoiding the annoying, self-aggrandizing kind of emote, but still publicizing the informative, roleplay based emote.

    WoW.com

  • Apparently I don't always "emote" (physically express my emotional state) the way people expect me to.

    Andrea's Buzzing About:

  • These lines are repaired by the way we feel and emote.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Lang Lang did not emote as much as usual, yet did so enough to still be annoying.

    Oh, Vienna

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