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Synonyms for revolve

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. revolve, go around, rotate(verb)

    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, revolve(verb)

    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, revolve(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. revolve(v. n.)

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

  2. revolve(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. revolve(v)

    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. John Kelly:

    When world leaders come in -- you know Bibi Netanyahu who was here and who's under investigation himself -- and it's like you walk in and you know the first couple of minutes of every conversation might revolve around that kind of thing.

  2. Sarah Siciliano:

    Sweatworking was born out of a desire to connect with clients on a deeper level that wasn’t so sales-y, a lot of sales jobs revolve around drinking.

  3. Angela Merkel:

    It's not only going to be about (economic) growth but rather sustainable growth, we've got to have a 'win-win' situation for everyone. The issues obviously revolve around: how do we achieve inclusive or sustainable growth?

  4. Marc Chagall:

    Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.

  5. 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.

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