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focus

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of focus

  1. 1 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest <in the 19th century Paris was the focus of the art world> Synonyms axis, base, capital, central, core, cynosure, epicenter, eye, center, ground zero, heart, hub, locus, mecca, navel, nerve center, nexus, nucleus, omphalos, seatRelated 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

  2. 2 a guiding or motivating purpose or principle <a wildlife conservation organization that seems to have lost its focus> Synonyms cynosure, direction, compass, lodestar (also loadstar), polestarRelated Words benchmark, criterion, grade, mark, measure, par, standard, touchstone, yardstick; aim, ambition, aspiration, dream, goal, intention, object, objective, purpose, target




focus

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of focus

  1. to fix (as one's attention) steadily toward a central objective <try to focus your attention on the task at hand> Synonyms center, fasten, concentrate, 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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