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revolve

verb

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  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 of revolve pivot, turn, roll, rotate, spin, swing, swirl, swivel, twirl, twist, wheel, whirlWords Related to revolve 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 of revolve gyrate, pinwheel, pirouette, spin, roll, rotate, turn, twirl, wheel, whirlWords Related to revolve 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 of revolve 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)Words Related to revolve 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 of revolve disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject


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