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Synonyms for revolve

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. revolve

    Any round body rolls which continuously touches with successive portions of its surface successive portions of another surface; a wagon-wheel rolls along the ground. To rotate is said of a body that has a circular motion about its own center or axis; to revolve is said of a body that moves in a curving path, as a circle or an ellipse, about a center outside of itself, so as to return periodically to the same relative position that it held at some previous time. A revolving body may also either rotate or roll at the same time; the earth revolves around the sun, and rotates on its own axis; in popular usage, the earth is often said to revolve about its own axis, or to have a daily "revolution," but rotate and "rotation" are the more accurate terms. A cylinder over which an endless belt is drawn is said to roll as regards the belt, tho it rotates as regards its own axis. Any object that is in contact with or connected with a rolling body is often said to roll; as, the car rolls smoothly along the track. Objects whose motion approximates or suggests a rotary motion along a supporting surface are also said to roll; as, ocean waves roll in upon the shore, or the ship rolls in the trough of the sea. Turn is a conversational and popular word often used vaguely for rotate or revolve, or for any motion about a fixed point, especially for a motion less than a complete "rotation" or "revolution;" a man turns his head or turns on his heel; the gate turns on its hinges.

    roll, rotate, turn

    bind, chafe, grind, slide, slip, stand, stick

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. revolve

    contemplate, turn, consider, weigh, ponder, examine, wheel, rotate, circulate

    discard, disregard, dismiss, misconsider

Princeton's WordNet

  1. revolve, go around, rotateverb

    turn on or around an axis or a center

    "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"

    splay, go around, short-circuit, orb, turn out, circumvolve, roll, bypass, outflank, rotate, circulate, spread, orbit, spread out, get around

  2. orb, orbit, revolveverb

    move in an orbit

    "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"

    go around, orb, roll, orbit, rotate

  3. roll, revolveverb

    cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis

    "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"

    wave, wrap, rove, hustle, range, rotate, turn over, wheel, ramble, cast, pluck, wind, roll up, flap, swan, roll, wander, stray, roam, drift, roll out, seethe, go around, orbit, orb, twine, tramp, vagabond, undulate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. revolveverb

    rotate, wheel, turn, whirl, circulate, roll, gyrate, go round, turn round

  2. revolveverb

    consider, meditate, ponder, study, reflect upon, ruminate upon, brood over

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. revolveverb

    rotate, spin, gyrate, turn, devolve, brood over, ruminate, ponder, consider

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "revolve":

    rotate, spin

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How to use revolve in a sentence?

  1. Ted Sarandos:

    And like I said, if you're not in that bubble, you don't know that because the whole world doesn't revolve around the movie that was number one in the box office.

  2. Ezzedine Fishere:

    These shared interests revolve around countering Iran and dealing with the vacuum the US is leaving behind, the two issues are intertwined.

  3. Obeth Kandjoze:

    We continue to see shareholding revolve around a few and we want to see that change. We want to see job creation in a far more transparent, open procurement system that will accord opportunities to all.

  4. Alan Ruskin:

    The most sensitive comments will revolve around whether Powell is willing to reaffirm a view that the easing cycle is a 'mid-cycle adjustment' or align more closely to market thinking, if he sticks to the old language as is most likely, it would affirm that he is still confident that the strength of consumption, in combination with modest Fed easing, will be sufficient to keep the recovery broadly on track.

  5. Brett Bawcum:

    Honestly it's as deep of a social ritual as you will find anywhere, there are lives that revolve around it.

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