revolve

revolve
[c]/rəˈvɒlv / (say ruh'volv)

verb (revolved, revolving)
verb (i)
1. to turn round or rotate, as on an axis.
2. to move in a circular or curving course, or orbit.
3. to proceed in a round or cycle.
4. to come round in the process of time.
5. to be revolved in the mind.
verb (t)
6. to cause to turn round, as on an axis.
7. to cause to move in a circular or curving course, as about a central point.
8. to think about; consider.
{Middle English, from Latin revolvere roll, turn}
revolvable, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Revolve — Re*volve , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Revolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revolving}.] [L. revolvere, revolutum; pref. re re + volvere to roll, turn round. See {Voluble}, and cf. {Revolt}, {revolution}.] 1. To turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revolve — ► VERB 1) move in a circle on a central axis. 2) (revolve about/around) move in a circular orbit around. 3) (revolve around) treat as the most important point or element. ORIGIN Latin revolvere roll back …   English terms dictionary

  • revolve — re‧volve [rɪˈvɒlv ǁ rɪˈvɑːlv] verb [transitive] BANKING to make loan repayments of less than the full amount due each month: • Banks make money on the interest rates they charge cardholders who revolve their balances …   Financial and business terms

  • revolve — [v1] turn, circle circumduct, go around, gyrate, gyre, orbit, roll, rotate, spin, turn around, twist, wheel, whirl; concepts 147,738 revolve [v2] think about consider, deliberate, meditate, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, roll, ruminate, study …   New thesaurus

  • Revolve — Re*volve , v. t. 1. To cause to turn, as on an axis. [1913 Webster] Then in the east her turn she shines, Revolved on heaven s great axile. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect repeatedly upon; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revolve — index muse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • revolve — (v.) late 14c., from L. revolvere turn, roll back, from re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + volvere to roll (see VULVA (Cf. vulva)). Meaning travel around a central point first recorded 1660s. Related: Revolved; revolving …   Etymology dictionary

  • revolve — *turn, rotate, gyrate, circle, spin, twirl, whirl, wheel, eddy, swirl, pirouette Analogous words: *swing, sway, oscillate, vibrate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • revolve — [ri välv′, rivôlv′] vt. revolved, revolving [ME revolven < L revolvere < re , back + volvere, to roll: see WALK] 1. to turn over in the mind; reflect on 2. to cause to travel in a circle or orbit 3. to cause to rotate, or spin around an… …   English World dictionary

  • revolve */ — UK [rɪˈvɒlv] / US [rɪˈvɑlv] verb Word forms revolve : present tense I/you/we/they revolve he/she/it revolves present participle revolving past tense revolved past participle revolved a) [intransitive] to turn or spin around a central point… …   English dictionary

  • revolve — 01. The government s anti smoking campaign [revolves] around helping teens make the right decisions for a healthy lifestyle. 02. In the past, people believed that all the planets in our solar system [revolved] around the Earth. 03. His entire… …   Grammatical examples in English

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