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revolve

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of revolve

  1. 1 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis <the salesclerk revolved the glass display case so I could see the watchbands on the reverse side> Synonyms pivot, turn, roll, rotate, spin, swing, swirl, swivel, twirl, twist, wheel, whirlRelated Words screw, unscrew; twiddle; coil, crank, reel, wind; circulate

  2. 2 to move in circles around an axis or center <the sidereal day measures the time it takes the Earth to revolve completely about its axis with respect to the fixed stars> Synonyms gyrate, pinwheel, pirouette, spin, roll, rotate, turn, twirl, wheel, whirlRelated Words coil, curl, curve, round, spiral, swirl, twine, twist, wind; circle, circulate, encircle, orbit, ring; pivot, swivel

  3. 3 to give serious and careful thought to <for the next several hours he kept revolving the cryptic message in his mind, trying to make sense of it> Synonyms chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, ponder, ruminate, study, think (about or over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)Related Words muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject




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