present tense third-person singular of revolve
as in rotates
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

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as in spins
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

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“Revolves.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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