American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- 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).
- v. give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role
- Back-formation from emotion. (Wiktionary)
- Back-formation from emotion. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It has become fashionable of late for journalists to "emote" on television.”
“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.”
“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".”
“He does "emote" a feeling about direction, he simply sounds like a dour economist, take a look if you don't believe me.”
“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.”
“John Homa tries to get contestant Rosanna to "emote," or act, or at least do anything.”
“The trick to this method is avoiding the annoying, self-aggrandizing kind of emote, but still publicizing the informative, roleplay based emote.”
“Apparently I don't always "emote" (physically express my emotional state) the way people expect me to.”
“These lines are repaired by the way we feel and emote.”
“Lang Lang did not emote as much as usual, yet did so enough to still be annoying.”
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