Correct spelling, explanation: the word gyrate comes from Latin gyrare (to turn around). Gyrates is a form for third person singular in present simple tense. Gyrate in this form has been known since its beginnings in English (first recorded in 19th century). Therefore
girates is a misspelling.
Definition of gyrates:
verb, 3rd person singular of gyrate; to whirl, to move in a circle (usually quickly)
A stripper gyrates on a pole to the music.
A snake gyrates and catches its prey.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the correct form, gyrates, is a third person singular form of gyrate, which comes from Latin gyrare. Thus the form is spelled according to Latin origin. Because of this
girates is an incorrect form.
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