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(verb) 
Definition
to smile broadly
She beamed at her friend with undisguised admiration.
Synonyms
smile
He smiled and waved.
,
grin
He grinned, delighted at the memory.
,
be all smiles
(verb) 
Definition
to divert or aim (a radio signal, light, etc.) in a certain direction
The interview was beamed live across America.
Synonyms
transmit
letters begging them to transmit the programme daily
,
show
The drama will be shown on American TV.
,
air
Tonight, the channel will air a documentary called `Democracy in Action'.
,
broadcast
CNN also broadcasts programmes in Europe.
,
cable
,
send out
,
relay
It will be used mainly to relay television programmes.
,
televise
Every stage of the race will be televised.
, ,
radio
,
emit
The stove emitted a cloud of evil-smelling smoke.
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put on the air
(verb) 
Definition
to send out or radiate
A sharp white spotlight beamed down on a small stage.
Synonyms
radiate
From here contaminated air radiates out to the open countryside.
,
flash
Lightning flashed among the distant dark clouds.
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shine
It is a mild morning and the sun is shining.
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glow
The expectant mothers positively glowed with pride.
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glitter
The palace glittered with lights.
, ,
gleam
His red sports car gleamed in the sun.
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emit light
,
give off light
(noun) 
Definition
a ray of light
a beam of light
Synonyms
ray
The first rays of light spread over the horizon.
, ,
flash
a sudden flash of lightning
, ,
glow
The rising sun cast a golden glow over the fields.
, , , ,
shaft
A brilliant shaft of sunlight burst through the doorway.
,
gleam
the gleam of the headlights
,
glint
glints of sunlight
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glimmer
In the east there is the faintest glimmer of light.
(noun) 
Definition
a long thick piece of wood, metal, etc. used in building
The ceilings are supported by oak beams.
Synonyms
rafter
, , , ,
plank
made of three solid planks of wood
,
girder
,
joist
(noun) 
Definition
a broad smile
She knew he had news, because of the beam on his face.
Synonyms
smile
She gave a wry smile.
,
grin
She had a big grin on her face.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of air
Tonight, the channel will air a documentary called `Democracy in Action'.
Synonyms
cable,
put on the air
in the sense of broadcast
Definition
to transmit (announcements or programmes) on radio or television
CNN also broadcasts programmes in Europe.
Synonyms
air,
radio,
cable,
send out,
put on the air,
open-line (Canadian)
in the sense of emit
Definition
to give or send forth (heat, light, a smell, etc.)
The stove emitted a cloud of evil-smelling smoke.
Synonyms
give off,
send out,
throw out,
give out,
pour out,
breathe out,
cast out,
give vent to,
send forth

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