verb (used without object), e·mot·ed, e·mot·ing.

  1. to show or pretend emotion: to emote over the beauties of nature.
  2. to portray emotion in acting, especially exaggeratedly or ineptly; behave theatrically: The actress emoted for all she was worth.


  1. (intr) to display exaggerated emotion, as in acting; behave theatrically

1917, American English, back-formation from emotion. Related: Emoted; emoting.

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