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center

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of center

  1. 1 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest <a stretch of coastline that has long been the area's center of tourism> Synonyms axis, base, capital, central, core, cynosure, epicenter, eye, focus, ground zero, heart, hub, locus, mecca, navel, nerve center, nexus, nucleus, omphalos, seat Related Words headquarters; happy hunting ground, hive, hotbed, hot spot, playground, playland; kernel, nub, pith; deep, thick; essence, quintessence, soul; attraction, lodestone (also loadstone), magnet, polestar Phrases where it's at

  2. 2 an area or point that is an equal distance from all points along an edge or outer surface <the center of the earth> Synonyms core, middle, midpoint, midst Related Words inside, interior Antonyms perimeter, periphery




center

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of center

  1. 1 to bring (something) to a central point or under a single control <centered administrative duties under the command of a single person> Synonyms centralize, compact, concenter, concentrate, consolidate, polarize, unify, uniteRelated Words coordinate, harmonize, integrate, orchestrate; blend, coalesce, combine, fuse, incorporate, merge, reduce; conjoin, join, link; assemble, collect, colligate, gather; reunify, reuniteNear Antonyms segregate, separateAntonyms decentralize, deconcentrate, spread (out)

  2. 2 to fix (as one's attention) steadily toward a central objective <the students centered their attention on final exams> Synonyms concentrate, fasten, focus, rivet, trainRelated Words aim, direct, home (in on), hone in (on), level, nail, point, set, zero (in on); attend, heed, mind; fixate (on), obsess (over); refocus




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