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Synonyms for focus
ˈfoʊ kəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, direction, centering(noun)

    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. focus(noun)

    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. focus(noun)

    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, nidus(noun)

    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, focus(noun)

    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 point(noun)

    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. focus(verb)

    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, rivet(verb)

    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. focus(verb)

    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, focus(verb)

    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, focalise(verb)

    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, sharpen(verb)

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. focus

    Synonyms:
    centre, standpoint, rendezvous, convergence, nucleus

    Antonyms:
    circle, dispersion, dissipation, divergence, foe

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. focus(n.)

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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Focus":

    Phil Asher Presents Focus, Bernard Edwards, Jr.

How to pronounce focus?

Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
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Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say focus in sign language?

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How to use focus in a sentence?

  1. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki:

    The reason why there’s been a focus, I think, on this particular incident is because of the extent and how broad it was.

  2. Yujiro Goto:

    Rate hike expectations for June have disappeared. And while the focus has shifted to July, we expect the dollar to be rather subdued this week, with not much of economic data out of the U.S..

  3. Anthony J. D'Angelo:

    Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.

  4. Michelle Oblak:

    [ 3D printing ] shifts the focus from an implant that has been designed for common use that requires modification to a patient, to a patient-specific implant that has been designed directly for them.

  5. Gavin Parry:

    The markets are still under the sway of fiscal policy at the moment, the focus is still very much on governments and central bank policy and there's a lack of consensus on what policy outcomes might be, which has kept conviction down and turnover in the market low.


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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