Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To express emotion, especially in an excessive or theatrical manner.

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  • verb intransitive to display emotions openly, especially while acting

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Back-formation from emotion.]

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Back-formation from emotion.

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.'

    The lesson for 2008 - leave your comfort zone

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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