refocus

verb re·fo·cus \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfō-kəs \
|Updated on: 12 Aug 2018

Definition of refocus

refocused; refocusing; refocuses
1 : to focus again
2 : to change the emphasis or direction of
  • had refocused his life
1 : to focus something again
2 : to change emphasis or direction

Examples of refocus in a Sentence

  1. She refocused her energies toward a career in music.

  2. He needs to refocus his attention on his schoolwork.

  3. Sports are not a priority now. You need to refocus and improve your grades.

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First Known Use of refocus

circa 1865

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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REFOCUS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of refocus for English Language Learners

  • : to adjust (something, such as a camera or a lens) again to make an image clear

  • : to cause (something, such as attention) to be directed at something different


Medical Dictionary

refocus

transitive verb re·fo·cus \ (ˈ)rē-ˈfō-kəs \

medical Definition of refocus

: to focus again
: to focus something again


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