Definition of REVOLVE

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>
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>
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>
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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