rotate

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. revolve, turn round, pivot; alternate. See rotation, oscillation.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To turn around an axis]
Syn. pivot, twist, wheel, revolve; see turn 1 .
2. [To alternate]
Syn. interchange, switch, take turns; see alternate 1 , exchange 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. go round revolve, spin, twirl, gyrate, wheel, turn, pivot, roll, circle, twist.
2. alternate switch, replace, exchange places.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To move or cause to move in circles or around an axis: circle, circumvolve, gyrate, orbit, revolve, turn, wheel. See MOVE, REPETITION. 2. To do, use, or occur in successive turns: alternate, interchange. See CHANGE.

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