- When you project or radiate confidence, this is an example of a situation where you exude confidence.
- When sweat slowly comes out of your pores, this is an example of a situation where your pores exude sweat.
Exude is defined as to show a lot of a certain feeling or to slowly discharge something.
intransitive verb-·ud′ed, -·ud′ing
- to pass out in drops through pores, an incision, etc.; ooze; discharge
- to diffuse or seem to radiate: to exude joy
Origin of exudeClassical Latin exudare, exsudare from ex-, out + sudare, to sweat from sudor, sweat
verbex·ud·ed, ex·ud·ing, ex·udes
To ooze forth.
- To discharge or emit (a liquid or gas, for example) gradually.
- To exhibit in abundance: a face that exuded self-satisfaction.
Origin of exudeLatin exsūdāre ex- ex- sūdāre to sweat ; see sweid- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present exudes, present participle exuding, simple past and past participle exuded)
OriginSee also: exudé
Latin exudare, exsudare (“to sweat out”).