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Synonyms for focus
ˈfoʊ kəsfo·cus

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. focus

    Synonyms:
    centre, standpoint, rendezvous, convergence, nucleus

    Antonyms:
    circle, dispersion, dissipation, divergence, foe

Princeton's WordNet

  1. focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, direction, centeringnoun

    the concentration of attention or energy on something

    "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"

    Synonyms:
    direction, guidance, nidus, management, counselling, stress, way, commission, counsel, instruction, focussing, focalisation, snap, centering, counseling, charge, steering, focal point, focalization, focusing

    Antonyms:
    dim, blear, blur, slur

  2. focusnoun

    maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system

    "in focus"; "out of focus"

    Synonyms:
    stress, focal point, focussing, direction, centering, focusing, nidus

    Antonyms:
    slur, blur, blear, dim

  3. focusnoun

    maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea

    "the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"

    Synonyms:
    stress, focal point, focussing, direction, centering, focusing, nidus

    Antonyms:
    blur, slur, dim, blear

  4. focus, focal point, nidusnoun

    a central point or locus of an infection in an organism

    "the focus of infection"

    Synonyms:
    focal point, focusing, centering, stress, direction, nidus, focussing

    Antonyms:
    blur, blear, dim, slur

  5. stress, focusnoun

    special emphasis attached to something

    "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"

    Synonyms:
    tenseness, focal point, focusing, emphasis, centering, accent, direction, nidus, tension, strain, focussing, stress

    Antonyms:
    blur, blear, slur, dim

  6. focus, focal pointnoun

    a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges

    Synonyms:
    focal point, focusing, centering, stress, direction, nidus, focussing

    Antonyms:
    blear, blur, dim, slur

  7. focusverb

    a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section

    Synonyms:
    stress, focal point, focussing, direction, centering, focusing, nidus

    Antonyms:
    slur, blur, dim, blear

  8. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivetverb

    direct one's attention on something

    "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

    Synonyms:
    decoct, center on, concentrate on, concentrate, sharpen, centralise, focus on, concenter, contract, digest, revolve around, condense, focalise, centre, center, boil down, focalize, revolve about, reduce, rivet, pore, concentre, centralize

    Antonyms:
    blear, dim, slur, blur

  9. focusverb

    cause to converge on or toward a central point

    "Focus the light on this image"

    Synonyms:
    center, rivet, concentrate, sharpen, centre, focalise, concentre, pore, focalize, concenter

    Antonyms:
    slur, blur, blear, dim

  10. concenter, concentre, focalize, focalise, focusverb

    bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions

    Synonyms:
    concentrate, center, rivet, sharpen, localise, localize, centre, focalise, concentre, pore, focalize, concenter

    Antonyms:
    slur, dim, blur, blear

  11. focus, focalize, focaliseverb

    become focussed or come into focus

    "The light focused"

    Synonyms:
    center, rivet, concentrate, localise, localize, sharpen, centre, focalise, concentre, pore, focalize, concenter

    Antonyms:
    blur, blear, slur, dim

  12. focus, focalize, focalise, sharpenverb

    put (an image) into focus

    "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"

    Synonyms:
    center, rivet, concentrate, localise, localize, sharpen, centre, focalise, concentre, taper, point, pore, focalize, heighten, concenter

    Antonyms:
    blur, dim, blear, slur

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. focusnoun

    Synonyms:
    central point, point of concentration, point of convergence

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Focus":

    Phil Asher Presents Focus, Bernard Edwards, Jr.

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How to use focus in a sentence?

  1. Scott Ruesterholz:

    I think my focus on how governments react to the [alien invasion] threat, coordinate with each other, and act towards their own population is unique, and politically-inclined readers will enjoy that aspect, additionally, so much of our mass culture has becoming overbearingly ‘woke’ to the point it detracts from the actual content. This book is decidedly not woke, and while I try to avoid the pitfall of being over-the-top in my political points, I think fans of conservative commentary will welcome an entertaining book that is also unafraid to speak to the virtues of family, faith, and love of country.

  2. Trump Jr.:

    I also note at this time there was no focus on Russian activities that there is today.

  3. Eric Kuby:

    Maybe people were relieved that there wasn't a selloff and that kind of brought some buyers into the market, i think people are starting to focus on upcoming earnings rather than lower oil and China news.

  4. Gordana Biernat:

    You attract whatever you focus your mind on, be it worry or abundance, fear or joy, love or hate. It's always your choice.

  5. Linsey Marr:

    We need to focus on improving ventilation indoors in schools. And this can be as simple as opening the windows -- even opening just one or two windows makes a big difference.


Translations for focus

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  • تركزArabic
  • концентрирам, фокус, фокусирам, съсредоточавам се, концентрирам се, сгъстявамBulgarian
  • enfocar, focusCatalan, Valencian
  • ohniskoCzech
  • fokus, koncentrere, fokusereDanish
  • Fokus, Konzentration, fokussieren, [[sich]] [[konzentrieren]], Epizentrum, BrennpunktGerman
  • ΣυγκεντρώνωGreek
  • fokuso, subcentroEsperanto
  • punto focal, foco, foco de atención, centrar, enfocar, enfoque, hipocentro, concentrarseSpanish
  • fookus, keskendus, epitsenterEstonian
  • tarkentaa, polttopiste, leikkauspiste, keskittyminen, keskittyä, fokusFinnish
  • concentrer, attention, épicentre, focaliser, mettre au point, se concentrer, se focaliser, foyerFrench
  • फोकसHindi
  • su, fuoco, concentrarsiItalian
  • מוֹקֵדHebrew
  • 焦点, 集中, 震央, 注目を集める, 濃縮, 震源, 絞る, ピントを合わせる, フォーカスJapanese
  • 초점, 焦点Korean
  • focusLatin
  • сосредоточува, концентрираMacedonian
  • brandpunt, focusDutch
  • ogniskoPolish
  • foco, enfoque, epicentro, focalizarPortuguese
  • сосредоточиться, [[фокальный, фокус, концентрация, концентрировать, сконцентрировать, средоточие, [[наводка]] [[на]] [[резкость]], фокусировать, сфокусировать, [[концентрация]] [[внимание, сосредоточение, сосредоточивать, сосредоточить, эпицентр, концентрироваться, сконцентрироваться, сосредоточиватьсяRussian
  • brännpunkt, fokus, skärpa, ställa in fokus, koncentrera, fokusera, ställa in skärpan, koncentrera sigSwedish
  • கவனம்Tamil
  • దృష్టిTelugu
  • odak, odaklanmakTurkish

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