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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. Director Christine Lagarde:

    The G20 I think, is going to have to focus on spillovers, on spillbacks and on the combination of various policies in play at the moment.

  2. Marc Waha:

    The new procedure has allowed MOFCOM officials to focus on more substantive matters, including enforcement against noncompliance.

  3. Rafa Nadal:

    Every year is different and equally special, so I'll just focus on doing the things that I have to do to give me another chance tomorrow. That's it.

  4. James Tanner:

    The Covid crisis has given the world a unique pause button moment, investors around the world... have indicated that in the restart their focus will be on investing in a sustainable fashion.

  5. Joe Votel:

    That is the seminal event that caused us to really focus on developing the capabilities, developing the organizations, developing the command control structure and developing an organization that was focused on conducting missions of great importance to our nation, we recognized that we could not allow ourselves, allow our country, to fall into that situation again.

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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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